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Kendrick Lamar Biography

Birth Name:
Kendrick Lamar Duckworth
Birth Place:
Compton, California, United States
Rapper, songwriter

Fast Facts

  • At the age of 8, Lamar was present for the filming of Tupac Shakur's "California Love" music video in his Compton neighborhood
  • Began his solo career under the stage name K-Dot and released his first mixtape at the age of 16
  • Attended high school with future NBA player Arron Afflalo
  • Gained mainstream notoriety with his critically-acclaimed 2012 album good kid, m
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  • To Pimp A Butterfly (2015) was recognized by Billboard, Rolling Stone, and various other outlets as the Album of The Year