Kendrick Lamar

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Legal name: Kendrick Lamar Duckworth


Kendrick Lamar Duckworth (born June 17, 1987) is an American hip hop recording artist from Compton, California. Lamar embarked on his musical career as a teenager under the moniker K-Dot, and released a mixtape which garnered local attention and led to his signing with Carson-based independent record label Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE). Lamar began to gain major recognition in 2010 after his first retail release, Overly Dedicated. The following year, he released Section.80, his first independent album, exclusively through iTunes. The album spawned Lamar's debut single, "HiiiPoWeR", and was instantly ranked as one of the top digital hip hop releases of the year. By that time, Lamar had amassed a large internet following and had already worked with several prominent artists in the hip hop industry, including The Game, Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa, and Busta Rhymes.

Lamar later secured a recording contract with a major label in 2012, when he signed with Aftermath and Interscope Records. His major-label debut album, good kid, m.A.A.d city, was released in October 2012 to universal acclaim. The record contained the top 40 singles "Swimming Pools (Drank)", "Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe", and "Poetic Justice". Upon its release, the album debuted at number two on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart and was later certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). In early 2013, MTV named Lamar the No. 1 "Hottest MC in the Game" on their annual list. The lead single from his third studio album, "i", earned him his first two Grammy Awards at the 2015 ceremony: Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song. In March 2015, Lamar released To Pimp a Butterfly, incorporating elements of funk, spoken word poetry and jazz in his sound for the record. It topped the charts in various countries, including the U.S. and the UK. Apart from his solo career, Lamar is also known as a member of the West Coast hip hop supergroup Black Hippy, alongside his TDE labelmates and fellow South Los Angeles-based rappers Ab-Soul, Jay Rock and Schoolboy Q.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2011 Section.80 Kendrick Lamar 3 2
2012 good kid, m.A.A.d city Kendrick Lamar 3 12
2015 To Pimp a Butterfly Kendrick Lamar 4 3

Album + Mixtape/Street

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2008 No Sleep 'Til NYC Jay Rock & K-Dot 1
2010 Overly Dedicated Kendrick Lamar 3
2012 The Recipe Kendrick Lamar 1
2013 Kendrication Kendrick Lamar 1
2013 Welcome to Class 2014 Kendrick Lamar 1
Training Day K-Dot 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2011 HiiiPoWeR Kendrick Lamar 1
2011 My People Kendrick Lamar feat. Jay Rock 1
2012 Cartoon & Cereal Kendrick Lamar feat. Gunplay 1
2012 The Recipe Kendrick Lamar feat. Dr. Dre 1
2012 B-Boyz Birdman feat. Mack Maine, Kendrick Lamar, Ace Hood & DJ Khaled 1
2012 Swimming Pools (Drank) Kendrick Lamar 1
2012 Westside, Right On Time Kendrick Lamar feat. Young Jeezy 1
2012 F**kin' Problems A$AP Rocky feat. Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar 1
2012 Let Us Move On Dido feat. Kendrick Lamar 2
2012 War is My Love Kendrick Lamar 1
2013 YOLO The Lonely Island feat. Adam Levine & Kendrick Lamar 1
2013 We Up 50 Cent feat. Kendrick Lamar 1
2013 Memories Back Then T.I., Kendrick Lamar, B.o.B feat. Kris Stephens 1
2013 Collard Greens ScHoolboy Q feat. Kendrick Lamar 1
2013 Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe (Remix) Kendrick Lamar feat. Emeli Sandé 1
2013 Control Big Sean feat. Kendrick Lamar & Jay Electronica 1
2013 Nosetalgia Pusha T feat. Kendrick Lamar 1
2014 i Kendrick Lamar 1
2014 Pay for It Jay Rock feat. Kendrick Lamar & Chantal 1
2014 For the Girlfriends Kendrick Lamar feat. Ab-Soul 1
2015 The Blacker the Berry Kendrick Lamar 1
2015 Bad Blood Taylor Swift feat. Kendrick Lamar 2

Single + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2014 It’s On Again Alicia Keys feat. Kendrick Lamar 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2009 Kendrick Lamar Kendrick Lamar 2
2013 Fragile Tech N9ne feat. Kendrick Lamar, ¡Mayday! & 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2013 Poetic Justice Kendrick Lamar 1

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