Kendrick Lamar (US rapper)

~ Person

Legal name: Kendrick Lamar Duckworth

Also performs as: OKLAMA

Wikipedia

Kendrick Lamar Duckworth (born June 17, 1987) is an American rapper, songwriter, and record producer. He is often cited as one of the most influential rappers of his generation. Aside from his solo career, he is also a member of the hip hop supergroup Black Hippy alongside his former Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE) labelmates Ab-Soul, Jay Rock, and Schoolboy Q.

Raised in Compton, California, Lamar embarked on his musical career as a teenager under the stage name K.Dot, releasing a mixtape titled Y.H.N.I.C. (Hub City Threat Minor of the Year) that garnered local attention and led to his signing with indie record label TDE. He began to gain recognition in 2010 after his first retail release, Overly Dedicated. The following year, he independently released his first studio album, Section.80, which included his debut single "HiiiPoWeR". By that time, he had amassed a large online following and collaborated with several prominent rappers. He subsequently secured a record deal with Dr. Dre's Aftermath Entertainment, under the aegis of Interscope Records.

Lamar's major-label debut album, Good Kid, M.A.A.D City, was released in 2012, garnering him widespread critical recognition and mainstream success. His third album To Pimp a Butterfly (2015), which incorporated elements of funk, soul, jazz, and spoken word, predominantly centred around the Black-American experience. It became his first number-one album on the US Billboard 200 and was an enormous critical success. His fourth album, Damn (2017), saw continued acclaim, becoming the first non-classical and non-jazz album to be awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Music. It also yielded his first number-one single, "Humble", on the US Billboard Hot 100. Lamar curated the soundtrack to the superhero film Black Panther (2018) and in 2022, released his fifth and last album with TDE, Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers, which received critical acclaim.

Lamar has certified sales of over 70 million records in the United States alone, and all of his albums have been certified platinum or higher by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). He has received several accolades in his career, including 14 Grammy Awards, two American Music Awards, six Billboard Music Awards, 11 MTV Video Music Awards, a Pulitzer Prize, a Brit Award, and an Academy Award nomination. In 2012, MTV named him the Hottest MC in the Game on their annual list. Time named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2016. In 2015, he received the California State Senate's Generational Icon Award. Three of his studio albums were included on Rolling Stone's 2020 list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

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Discography

Album

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
2011Section.80Kendrick Lamar4.15
2012good kid, m.A.A.d cityKendrick Lamar4.420
2015To Pimp a ButterflyKendrick Lamar4.659
2017DAMN.Kendrick Lamar4.1512
2022Mr. Morale & The Big SteppersKendrick Lamar4.3517

Album + Compilation

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
2016untitled unmastered.Kendrick Lamar4.54

Album + Mixtape/Street

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
2005Training DayK-Dot2
2008No Sleep 'Til NYCJay Rock, K-Dot, DJ Skee, DJ Warrior, DJ Envy & DJ Big Mike1
2009C4Kendrick Lamar2
2010Overly DedicatedKendrick Lamar33

Single

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
2010The Heart Part 1Kendrick Lamar1
2011HiiiPoWeRKendrick Lamar1
2011My PeopleKendrick Lamar feat. Jay Rock1
2012Cartoon & CerealKendrick Lamar feat. Gunplay1
2012The RecipeKendrick Lamar feat. Dr. Dre22
2012B-BoyzBirdman feat. Mack Maine, Kendrick Lamar, Ace Hood & DJ Khaled1
2012Swimming Pools (Drank)Kendrick Lamar2
2012Westside, Right on TimeKendrick Lamar feat. Young Jeezy1
2012The Heart Pt. 3 (Will You Let It Die?)Kendrick Lamar1
2012F**kin' ProblemsA$AP Rocky feat. Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar1
2012Let Us Move OnDido feat. Kendrick Lamar2
2012War is My LoveKendrick Lamar1
2012Westside, Right on TimeKendrick Lamar2
2013Poetic JusticeKendrick Lamar1
2013YOLOThe Lonely Island feat. Adam Levine & Kendrick Lamar1
2013We Up50 Cent feat. Kendrick Lamar1
2013Memories Back ThenT.I., Kendrick Lamar, B.o.B feat. Kris Stephens1
2013Collard GreensScHoolboy Q feat. Kendrick Lamar1
20133 Minutes of WattsKendrick Lamar feat. J-Rock1
2013ControlBig Sean feat. Kendrick Lamar & Jay Electronica1
2013NosetalgiaPusha T feat. Kendrick Lamar1
2013Two PresidentsYG Hootie & Kendrick Lamar1
2014iKendrick Lamar51
2014Pay for ItJay Rock feat. Kendrick Lamar & Chantal1
2014For the GirlfriendsKendrick Lamar feat. Ab-Soul1
2015Heaven Help DemJonathan Emile feat. Kendrick Lamar1
2015The Blacker the BerryKendrick Lamar2
2015AlrightKendrick Lamar1
2016untitled 07 l levitateKendrick Lamar2
2016GoosebumpsTravis Scott feat. Kendrick Lamar1
2016The GreatestSia feat. Kendrick Lamar2
2016FreedomBeyoncé feat. Kendrick Lamar1
2016Don't Wanna KnowMaroon 5 feat. Kendrick Lamar1
2017The Heart Part 4Kendrick Lamar41
2017HUMBLE.Kendrick Lamar4.51
2017DNA.Kendrick Lamar1
2017LoyaltyKendrick Lamar feat. Rihanna51
2017New FreezerRich the Kid ft. Kendrick Lamar1
2017LOVE.Kendrick Lamar feat. Zacari1
2018All the StarsKendrick Lamar & SZA2
2018King's DeadJay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, Future & James Blake1
2018DedicationNipsey Hussle feat. Kendrick Lamar3
2018The MantraMike WiLL Made‐It, Pharrell × Kendrick Lamar1
2019Hair DownSiR feat. Kendrick Lamar1
2020Look Over Your ShoulderBusta Rhymes feat. Kendrick Lamar1
2021family tiesBaby Keem & Kendrick Lamar1
2022The Heart Part 5Kendrick Lamar4

Single + Soundtrack

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
2014It’s On AgainAlicia Keys feat. Kendrick Lamar2
2018Pray for MeThe Weeknd & Kendrick Lamar4

Single + Remix

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
2013Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe (remix)Kendrick Lamar feat. Emeli Sandé1
2014RadioactiveImagine Dragons featuring Kendrick Lamar53
2014Fuckin’ Problems (Truth remix)A$AP Rocky ft. Drake, 2Chainz & Kendrick Lamar1
2015Bad Blood (remix)Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar56
2015Thuggin' (remix)Glasses Malone feat. Kendrick Lamar & Killer Mike1
2016Don't Wanna Know (Ryan Riback remix)Maroon 5 feat. Kendrick Lamar1
2016The Greatest (KDA remix)Sia feat. Kendrick Lamar1
2017Don't Wanna Know (Total Ape remix)Maroon 5 feat. Kendrick Lamar1
2017Don't Wanna Know (Fareoh remix)Maroon 5 feat. Kendrick Lamar1
2017Don't Wanna Know (BRAVVO remix)Maroon 5 feat. Kendrick Lamar1
2017Mask Off (remix)Future feat. Kendrick Lamar1
2017HUMBLE. (Skrillex remix)Kendrick Lamar1
2019Swimming Pools (Drank) (TotalImmersionMixBySawtooth)Kendrick Lamar1

EP

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
2009Kendrick LamarKendrick Lamar2
2013FragileTech N9ne feat. Kendrick Lamar, ¡Mayday! &41

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