Kendrick Lamar (US rapper)

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Legal name: Kendrick Lamar Duckworth

Wikipedia

Kendrick Lamar Duckworth (born June 17, 1987) is an American rapper, songwriter, and record producer. Since his mainstream debut in 2012 with Good Kid, M.A.A.D City, Lamar has been regarded as one of the most influential rappers of his generation. Aside from his solo career, he is also known as a member of the hip hop supergroup Black Hippy alongside his Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE) label-mates 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 that garnered local attention and led to his signing with indie record label Top Dawg Entertainment. 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 hip hop artists.

Lamar's major label debut album, Good Kid, M.A.A.D City, was released in 2012 to critical acclaim. It was later certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). His third album To Pimp a Butterfly (2015) incorporated elements of funk, soul, jazz, and spoken word. It became his first number one album on the Billboard 200, and was the most acclaimed album of the 2010s, according to statistics from Metacritic. It was followed by Untitled Unmastered (2016), a collection of unreleased demos that originated during the recording sessions for To Pimp a Butterfly. He released his fourth album, Damn (2017) to further acclaim; its lead single "Humble" topped the US Billboard Hot 100, while the album became the first non-classical and non-jazz album to be awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Music. In 2018, he wrote and produced 14 songs for the soundtrack to the superhero film Black Panther, which also received critical acclaim.

Lamar has received many accolades over the course of his career, including 13 Grammy Awards, two American Music Awards, five Billboard Music Awards, a Brit Award, 11 MTV Video Music Awards, a Pulitzer Prize, 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 have been listed in Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time (2020).

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Discography

Unspecified type

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
2013Poetic JusticeKendrick Lamar1

Album

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
2011Section.80Kendrick Lamar4.14
2012good kid, m.A.A.d cityKendrick Lamar4.417
2015To Pimp a ButterflyKendrick Lamar4.759
2017DAMN.Kendrick Lamar4.0510

Album + Compilation

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
2016untitled unmastered.Kendrick Lamar4.653

Album + Soundtrack

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
2018Black Panther: The Album (Music From and Inspired By)Kendrick Lamar57

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
2012The New West MixtapeKendrick Lamar2
2014King of New YorkDJ September VII presents Kendrick Lamar1
2015Straight Outta ComptonKendrick Lamar1

Single

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
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$AP Rocky feat. Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar1
2012Let Us Move OnDido feat. Kendrick Lamar2
2012War is My LoveKendrick Lamar1
2012Westside, Right on TimeKendrick Lamar2
2013YOLOThe Lonely Island feat. Adam Levine & Kendrick Lamar1
2013We Up50 Cent feat. Kendrick Lamar1
2013Memories Back ThenT.I., Kendrick Lamar, B.o.B feat. Kris Stephens1
2013Collard GreensScHoolboy Q feat. Kendrick Lamar1
20133 Minutes of WattsKendrick Lamar feat. J-Rock1
2013ControlBig Sean feat. Kendrick Lamar & Jay Electronica1
2013NosetalgiaPusha T feat. Kendrick Lamar1
2013Two PresidentsYG Hootie & Kendrick Lamar1
2014Fuckin’ Problems (Truth remix)A$AP Rocky ft. Drake, 2Chainz & 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
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

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
2015Bad BloodTaylor Swift feat. Kendrick Lamar53
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 Lamar41
2019Swimming Pools (Drank) (TotalImmersionMixBySawtooth)Kendrick Lamar1

EP

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

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