Legal name: Kendrick Lamar Duckworth

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Kendrick Lamar Duckworth (born June 17, 1987) is an American rapper, songwriter, and record producer. He is regarded as one of the most skillful and successful hip hop artists of his generation.

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 (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 hip hop artists, including The Game, Busta Rhymes, and Snoop Dogg.

Lamar's major label debut album, Good Kid, M.A.A.D City, was released in 2012 by TDE, Aftermath, and Interscope Records to critical acclaim. It debuted at #2 on the US Billboard 200 and was later certified platinum by the RIAA. The record contained the top 40 singles "Swimming Pools (Drank)", "Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe", and "Poetic Justice". His critically acclaimed third album To Pimp a Butterfly (2015) incorporated elements of funk, soul, jazz, and spoken word. It 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 to further acclaim; its lead single "Humble" topped the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.

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. Lamar has received many accolades over the course of his career, including thirteen Grammy Awards. In early 2013, 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 2018, Damn became the first non-classical and non-jazz album to be awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Music.

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YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
2009The Delightful BarsRapper Big Pooh2
2010Killer TapeCurT@!n$1
2010We All InBalance1
2011SetbacksScHoolboy Q2
2011The Talented TenthActual Proof1
2011Live For, Die For.OverDoz.1
2011Megalithic SymphonyAWOLNATION511
2011Longterm MentalityAb-Soul1
2011Zero HeroesXV1
2011All 6’s and 7’sTech N9ne54
2011Follow Me HomeJay Rock41
2011The R.E.D. AlbumGame3
2011Rolling StonedSmoke DZA1
2011Island in the SunShwayze1
2011Sleeping in ClassCasey Veggies1
2011svantana remixes 1997-nowsvantana1
2011The Wonder Years9th Wonder2
2011Locke High 2Terrace Martin1
2011Take CareDrake3.56
2012Jesus PieceThe Game5
2012Kiss the RingDJ Khaled4
2012Habits & ContradictionsScHoolboy Q3
2012The Block Brochure: Welcome to the Soil 1, 2 & 3E-402
2012Control SystemAb-Soul2
2012RE ϟ TWERKTa-ku1
2012Quality Street MusicDJ Drama2
2012Alive & LivingSkeme1
2012Til the Casket DropsZZ Ward2
2012GMBPac Div1
2013Long.Live.A$APA$AP Rocky3.655
2013Girl Who Got AwayDido312
2013IndicudKid Cudi4.353
2013Prisoner of ConsciousTalib Kweli51
2013AvalancheQuadron2
2013The Wack AlbumThe Lonely Island52
2013Born SinnerJ. Cole44
2013Blurred LinesRobin Thicke8
2013Where Does This Door GoMayer Hawthorne8
2013Rich GangRich Gang1
2013Something ElseTech N9ne43
2013The Marshall Mathers LP 2Eminem3.911
2013My Name Is My NamePusha T3.52
2013Good Music ChicagoBig Sean1
2013MISHMASHGo Periscope1
2014Barmaggedon Download 2.0Ras Kass1
2014Smokin SessionJuicy J1
2014OxymoronScHoolboy Q5
2014My Krazy LifeYG3
2014ZSZA1
2014These Days...Ab-Soul2
2014XChris Brown4
2014Two Black HippyAb-Soul & Jay Rock1
2014You’re Dead!Flying Lotus3.510
2015The Powers That DHanging Dong1
2015BUSHSnoop Dogg52
2015Esclavage, Exode & RenaissanceMonk.e1
2015In Another LifeBilal2
2015ComptonDr. Dre3
2015King EskoKing Esko1
201590059Jay Rock12
2015GlassHouse 2: Life Ain't Nuthin But...Glasses Malone1
2015The Documentary 2The Game3
2015The Lover / Fighter DocumentJonathan Emile1
2015The Mixtape, Volume NineThe Hood Internet1
2015Free TCTy Dolla $ign2
2016This Is ActingSia4.2514
2016The Life of PabloKanye West3.654
2016In My MindBJ the Chicago Kid2
2016LemonadeBeyoncé4.659
2016LemonadeTheotokosé1
2016Son of a Pimp, Pt. 2Mistah F.A.B.1
2016NWA2016The Game1
2016Major KeyDJ Khaled2
2016The Sun’s TiradeIsaiah Rashad52
2016The Divine FeminineMac Miller52
2016Atrocity ExhibitionDanny Brown4
2016StarboyThe Weeknd314
2017FutureFuture2
2017DrunkThundercat54
2017Ransom 2Mike WiLL Made-It1
2017CtrlSZA3
2017Big Fish TheoryVince Staples5
2017Laila's WisdomRapsody1
2017The Big BrotherDJ Kay Slay1
2017Red Pill BluesMaroon 512
2017HubrisYG Hootie1
2017NO_ONE EVER REALLY DIESN*E*R*D2
2017PressureJeezy2
2018EffectedCozz1
2018Victory LapNipsey Hussle55
2018The World Is YoursRich the Kid2
2018RedemptionJay Rock1
2018Summer of Hip HopVarious Artists1
2018Tha Carter VLil Wayne7
2018POISONSwizz Beatz2
2018OxnardAnderson .Paak3
2018Creed II: The AlbumMike WiLL Made‐It4
2019The Risky SetsWestBam/ML1
2019Rap or Go to the League2 Chainz6

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YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
2014Bleep Selects 25 Years of WarpVarious Artists1

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