Kendrick Lamar

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  • Birth Name: Kendrick Lamar Duckworth
  • Birth Place: Compton, California, United States
  • Profession: Rapper, Songwriter
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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.A.A.d city, in which he detailed growing up in the gang-laden streets of Los Angeles.
  • To Pimp A Butterfly (2015) was recognized by Billboard, Rolling Stone, and various other outlets as the Album of The Year.

Awards

  • 2015, Grammy — Best Rap Song: Winner
  • 2015, Grammy — Best Rap Performance: Winner
  • 2015, Grammy — Best Music Video: Winner
  • 2017, Grammy — Best Rap Album: Winner
  • 2017, Grammy — Best Rap Song: Winner
  • 2017, Grammy — Best Music Video: Winner
  • 2017, Grammy — Best Rap/Sung Collaboration: Winner
  • 2014, Grammy — Best Rap Performance: Winner
  • 2014, Grammy — Best Rap Song: Winner
  • 2015, Grammy — Best Rap/Sung Collaboration: Winner
  • 2015, Grammy — Best Rap Album: Winner
  • 2017, Grammy — Best Rap Performance: Winner

Relationships

  • Whitney Alford — Fiancée
  • Nick Young — Cousin
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  • Birth Name: Kendrick Lamar Duckworth
  • Birth Place: Compton, California, United States
  • Profession: Rapper, Songwriter