Kendrick Lamar

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Legal name: Kendrick Lamar Duckworth


Kendrick Lamar Duckworth (born June 17, 1987) is an American rapper and hip hop artist from Compton, California. In 2004, Lamar signed to Carson-based independent record label, Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE). Lamar would later secure a recording contract with a major label in 2012, when he signed with Aftermath and Interscope Records. 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.

Lamar embarked on his musical career as a teenager, under the moniker K-Dot, releasing a mixtape which garnered him local attention. He 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 received critical acclaim and instantly ranked as one of the top digital hip hop releases of the year. The album spawned Lamar's debut single, "HiiiPoWeR". Early in his career, prior to releasing his major-label debut, 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, Drake, Talib Kweli, Busta Rhymes, E-40, Warren G and Lil Wayne, among others.

Lamar's major-label debut album, good kid, m.A.A.d city, was released in October 2012 to widespread acclaim. The album contained the Top 40 hits "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 crowned Lamar the No. 1 "Hottest MC in the Game", on their annual list. Lamar also received a total of seven Grammy nominations at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards (2014), including Best New Artist, Album of the Year and Best Rap Song. A year later, at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards (2015), Lamar won Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song for his single, "i". In March 2015, Lamar released his third album, To Pimp a Butterfly, to wide acclaim. It peaked at number one in various countries, including the U.S. and the UK.

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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 3

Album + Mixtape/Street

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
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
No Sleep 'Til NYC Jay Rock & K-Dot 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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