Kendrick Lamar (US rapper)

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Legal name: Kendrick Lamar Duckworth

Also performs as: OKLAMA


Kendrick Lamar Duckworth (born June 17, 1987) is an American rapper and songwriter. Known for his progressive musical styles and socially conscious songwriting, he is considered one of the most influential hip hop artists of his generation and one of the greatest rappers of all time. Born and raised in Compton, California, Lamar began his career as a teenager performing under the stage name K.Dot. He quickly garnered local attention which led to him signing a recording contract with Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE) in 2005.

After becoming a founding member of the hip hop supergroup Black Hippy, Lamar dropped his former stage name of K.Dot and started using his first and middle names professionally. In 2011, he released his debut studio album Section.80, a conscious hip hop record. The album was met with positive reviews and included his debut single "HiiiiPower". In 2012, Lamar secured a record deal with Dr. Dre's Aftermath Entertainment, under the aegis of Interscope Records, and released his second studio album Good Kid, M.A.A.D City. The West Coast and gangsta rap influenced album garnered widespread critical recognition and commercial success, while including the singles "Swimming Pools (Drank)", "Backseat Freestyle", and "Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe".

A visit to South Africa inspired Lamar's jazz-flavored third studio album To Pimp a Butterfly (2015). It received universal acclaim and became his first number-one album on the Billboard 200. The same year, he topped the Billboard Hot 100 for the first time with the remix of "Bad Blood" by Taylor Swift. Lamar experimented with R&B, pop and psychedelic soul in his fourth studio album Damn (2017). It spawned his first solo number-one single "Humble" and became the first non-classical and non-jazz work to be awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Music. Following a four-year hiatus, Lamar released his fifth studio album Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers (2022), which served as his swan song from TDE. He has directed and produced several music videos and films with his creative partner Dave Free, with whom he founded the creative collective PGLang.

Having sold over 70 million records in the United States alone, all of Lamar's studio albums have been certified platinum or higher by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). He has received numerous accolades throughout his career, including 17 Grammy Awards, a Primetime Emmy Award, two American Music Awards, six Billboard Music Awards, 11 MTV Video Music Awards, a Brit Award, and a nomination for an Academy Award. He was named MTV's Hottest MC in the Game in 2012. In 2015, Lamar received the California State Senate's Generational Icon Award. He has been featured in listicles such as the Time 100 and Forbes 30 Under 30. Three of his studio albums were included on Rolling Stone's 2020 ranking of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

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2011Section.80Kendrick Lamar45
2012good kid, m.A.A.d cityKendrick Lamar4.424
2015To Pimp a ButterflyKendrick Lamar4.510
2017DAMN.Kendrick Lamar4.1512
2022Mr. Morale & The Big SteppersKendrick Lamar3.919

Album + Compilation

2016untitled unmastered.Kendrick Lamar4.44

Album + Live

2022The Steppers Tour - Live From ParisKendrick Lamar1

Album + Mixtape/Street

2005Training DayK-Dot2
2008No Sleep 'Til NYCJay Rock, K-Dot, DJ Skee, DJ Warrior, DJ Envy & DJ Big Mike1
2009C4Kendrick Lamar2
2010Overly DedicatedKendrick Lamar34
2018The DAMN ChronicDJ Critical Hype, Kendrick Lamar & Dr. Dre3
2020Tu Pimp A Caterpillar (Tu-P-A-C)Kendrick Lamar1


2010The Heart Part 1Kendrick Lamar1
2011Vanity Slave, Part 2Kendrick 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
2013Collard GreensScHoolboy Q feat. Kendrick 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
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
2016Don't Wanna KnowMaroon 5 feat. Kendrick Lamar1
2017The Heart Part 4Kendrick Lamar41
2017HUMBLE.Kendrick Lamar4.651
2017DNA.Kendrick Lamar1
2017LoyaltyKendrick Lamar feat. Rihanna51
2017New FreezerRich the Kid ft. Kendrick Lamar1
2017LOVE.Kendrick Lamar feat. Zacari1
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 Lamar5
2023The HillbilliesBaby Keem & Kendrick Lamar2

Single + Soundtrack

2014It’s On AgainAlicia Keys feat. Kendrick Lamar2
2018All the StarsKendrick Lamar & SZA2
2018King's DeadJay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, Future & James Blake1
2018Pray for MeThe Weeknd & Kendrick Lamar4.54

Single + Remix

2013Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe (remix)Kendrick Lamar feat. Emeli Sandé1
2014RadioactiveImagine Dragons featuring Kendrick Lamar53
2014Eyes Above (Remix)Flying Lotus feat. Kendrick Lamar1
2015Bad BloodTaylor 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
2023AMERICA HAS A PROBLEMBeyoncé feat. Kendrick Lamar2


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

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