Kendrick Lamar

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Full Name Kendrick Lamar
Age 33 Years Old
Nick Name K. Dot
Gender Male
Famous As Artist
Birth Date June 17th, 1987
Birth Place Compton, California

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Kendrick Lamar is an American rapper, songwriter, and record producer. He is regarded by many critics and contemporaries as one of the most important and influential hip hop artists of his generation, and as one of the greatest rappers of all time. Time named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2016. He has been branded as the "new king of hip hop" numerous times. Forbes said, on Lamar's placement as hip hop's "king", "Kendrick Lamar may or may not be the greatest rapper alive right now. He is certainly in the very short lists of artists in the conversation." Lamar frequently refers to himself as the "greatest rapper alive" and once called himself "The King of New York." He has been a branded "master of storytelling" and his lyrics have been described as "katana-blade sharp" and his flow limber and dexterous. Scroll down to know more about Kendrick Lamar's biography, career, net worth, wife, cars and many more.

Famous for 

  • Kendrick Lamar is well-known as a member of the hip hop supergroup Black Hippy, alongside his TDE label-mates Ab-Soul, Jay Rock, and Schoolboy Q.

Kendrick Lamar's Performance

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Early Life of Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar was born on June 17, 1987, in Compton, California as Kendrick Lamar Duckworth. He holds an American nationality and belongs to Black ethnicity. His birth sign is Gemini. His birthday falls on June 17 of every year. His coming birthday on June 17, 2020, will be his 33rd birthday.  His father, Kenny Duckworth, was a member of street gang Gangster Disciples. He grew up on welfare and in section 8 housing. In 1995, at the age of eight, Lamar witnessed his idols Tupac Shakur and Dr. Dre filming the music video for their hit single "California Love", which proved to be a significant moment in his life. As a child, Lamar attended McNair Elementary and Vanguard Learning Center in the Compton Unified School District. He has admitted to being quiet and shy in school, his mother even confirming he was "a loner" until the age of seven. As a teenager, he attended Centennial Middle School in Compton, where he was a straight-A student. He is a devout Christian and says he converted following the death of a friend.

Career of Kendrick Lamar 

  • 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 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 won the Grammy Award for Best Rap Album. In 2016, Lamar released Untitled Unmastered, a collection of unreleased demos that originated during the recording sessions for To Pimp a Butterfly. He released his fourth album, Damn, in 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.
  • Along with Top Dawg Entertainment founder Anthony Tiffith, Lamar produced and curated the film soundtrack for the Marvel Studios superhero film Black Panther (2018), titled Black Panther: The Album which was released on February 9, 2018, to universal acclaim.
  • In July 2018, Lamar made his acting debut in the fifth season the Starz drama series Power.
  • As of 2020, Kendrick Lamar is collaborating with Thundercat, an American musician, for his upcoming New Album and is set to release on April 3, 2020. 

Achievement and Awards of Kendrick Lamar

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, and an Academy Award nomination. In 2012, MTV named him the "Hottest MC in the Game" on their annual list. On May 11, 2015, he received the California State Senate's Generational Icon Award.

Personal Life of Kendrick Lamar 

Kendrick Lamar With His Wife Whitney

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At the time of writing, Kendrick Lamar is a married man. His wife's name is Whitney Alford, a makeup artist, who was his longtime girlfriend. They have been together for more than 10 years after meeting at school in Compton, Los Angeles. The couples got engaged in April 2015.  Alford gave birth to their first child in 2019.

Net worth of Kendrick Lamar

As of 2020, the net worth of  Kendrick Lamar is estimated to be $75 million and his annual salary is estimated to be $38.5 million. He has earned his huge fortune from his career as a professional Hip Hop artist, rapper, songwriter, and record producer and through concerts. Kendrick owns a Mansion in Calabasas, California (CA), US. The rapper purchased this home for $2.65M. It is reportedly occupied by his mother and sister. He also has a number of car collections from brands like  Range Rover,  Corvette, Toyota,  Mercedes-Benz. 

Body Measurement of Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar is a man with a confident and courageous spirit having high personality looks. He has a well-maintained body physique with height 5 feet 6 inches and weighs 67 kg. His chest and biceps measure 38 inches and 13 inches respectively. His eye color is Brown and hair color is Black.