Kendrick Lamar

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Legal name: Kendrick Lamar Duckworth


Kendrick Lamar Duckworth (born June 17, 1987) is an American rapper and songwriter. Born and raised in Compton, California, he embarked on his musical career as a teenager under the stage name K-Dot, releasing a mixtape that garnered local attention and led to his signing with indie record label Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE). He began to gain recognition in 2010, after his first retail release, Overly Dedicated. The following year, Lamar independently released his first studio album, Section.80, which included his debut single, "HiiiPoWeR". By that time, he had amassed a large Internet following and collaborated with several artists in the hip hop industry, including The Game, Snoop Dogg and Busta Rhymes.

His major label debut, good kid, m.A.A.d city, was released in 2012 by TDE, Aftermath and Interscope Records to critical success. It debuted at No. 2 on the US Billboard 200 chart and was later certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The record contained the top 40 singles "Swimming Pools (Drank)", "Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe", and "Poetic Justice". Lamar won his first Grammy Award for "i", lead single from his critically acclaimed third album To Pimp a Butterfly (2015). The album drew on free jazz, funk, soul, and spoken word, debuted atop the charts in the US and the UK, and won the Grammy Award for Best Rap Album at the 58th ceremony. In 2016, Lamar released untitled unmastered., a collection of unreleased demos that originated during the recording sessions for Butterfly. He released his fourth album Damn in 2017; its lead single "Humble" topped the Billboard Hot 100.

Lamar has received a number of accolades over the course of his career, including seven Grammy Awards. In early 2013, MTV named Lamar the number one "Hottest MC in the Game", on their annual list. Time named Lamar one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2016. Aside from his solo career, Lamar is also known as a member of the West Coast hip hop supergroup Black Hippy, alongside his TDE label-mates 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 3.35 2
2012 good kid, m.A.A.d city Kendrick Lamar 3.65 12
2014 Welcome to Compton Kendrick Lamar 1
2015 To Pimp a Butterfly Kendrick Lamar 4.5 5
2017 DAMN. Kendrick Lamar 5

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2016 untitled unmastered. Kendrick Lamar 2

Album + Mixtape/Street

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2005 Y.N.I.C. Kendrick Lamar 1
2006 Training Day K-Dot 1
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
2015 Straight Outta Compton Kendrick Lamar 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 2 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 3 Minutes of Watts Kendrick Lamar feat. J-Rock 1
2013 Control Big Sean feat. Kendrick Lamar & Jay Electronica 1
2013 Nosetalgia Pusha T feat. Kendrick Lamar 1
2013 Two Presidents YG Hootie & Kendrick Lamar 1
2014 i Kendrick Lamar 5 1
2014 Pay for It Jay Rock feat. Kendrick Lamar & Chantal 1
2014 For the Girlfriends Kendrick Lamar feat. Ab-Soul 1
2015 Heaven Help Dem Jonathan Emile feat. Kendrick Lamar 1
2015 The Blacker the Berry Kendrick Lamar 2
2015 Bad Blood Taylor Swift feat. Kendrick Lamar 2
2016 untitled 07 l levitate Kendrick Lamar 1
2016 The Greatest Sia feat. Kendrick Lamar 2
2016 Freedom Beyoncé feat. Kendrick Lamar 1
2016 Don't Wanna Know Maroon 5 feat. Kendrick Lamar 1
2017 The Heart Part 4 Kendrick Lamar 1
2017 HUMBLE. Kendrick Lamar 1

Single + Remix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2014 Radioactive Imagine Dragons feat. Kendrick Lamar 1
2015 Thuggin' (Remix) Glasses Malone feat. Kendrick Lamar & Killer Mike 1
2016 Don't Wanna Know (Ryan Riback remix) Maroon 5 feat. Kendrick Lamar 1
2016 The Greatest (KDA remix) Sia feat. Kendrick Lamar 1
2017 Don't Wanna Know (BRAVVO remix) Maroon 5 feat. Kendrick Lamar 1
2017 Don't Wanna Know (Fareoh remix) Maroon 5 feat. Kendrick Lamar 1
2017 Don't Wanna Know (Total Ape remix) Maroon 5 feat. Kendrick Lamar 1
2017 Mask Off (remix) Future feat. Kendrick Lamar 1

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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