Kendrick Lamar Duckworth
K-Dot, Kung-fu Kenny, King Kendrick, King Kunta, K-Dizzle, Kendrick Llama, K. Montana
Compton, California, U.S.
He was a straight-A student at Centennial High School in Compton.
- Siblings – He has 5 siblings including a younger brother.
Kendrick Lamar’s career is managed by
- Dave Free of TDE
- Zach Iser of ICM Partners (Booking Agent)
Hip hop / rap
Top Dawg Entertainment, Aftermath (Dr. Dre’s label), Interscope Records
5 ft 5 in or 165 cm
66 kg or 145.5 pounds
Girlfriend / Spouse
Kendrick Lamar dated –
- Whitney Alford – Kendrick is RUMORed to be dating Whitney Alford, his longtime girlfriend. He has never publicly spoken about their relationship. But, the couple was seen at Grammy’s 2014.
Race / Ethnicity
- Unique music style. Lamar says that his music can’t be categorized; it’s human music.
- Gapped tooth (There’s a little gap in the front teeth)
He partnered with sportswear brand Reebok in December 2014.
Best Known For
His songs and second album “Good Kid, M.A.A.D City” released on October 22, 2012, in U.S.
Kendrick released his debut album Section.80 on July 2, 2011, via Top Dawg Entertainment. It was released exclusively through iTunes Store.
It charted at #113 on US Billboard 200, #21 in US R&B Albums, and #13 in US Rap Albums.
Lamar was able to sell 130,000 copies of the album in the United States.
It consisted of 16 singles including the lead single from the album “HiiiPoWeR.” It got a positive response from the music critics, mostly 4 out of 5 stars.
First TV Show
He had various guest appearances in television shows like RapFix Live (2011), Vevo’s Stylized (2012), etc.
Kendrick Lamar Favorite Things
- Rappers – Jay-Z, Tupac Shakur, The Notorious B.I.G., Nas, Eminem, Snoop Dogg
- All-Time Favorite Song – Theme song to DuckTales
Kendrick Lamar Facts
- In 2013, he appeared in the music video of Eminem‘s Berzerk, and The Lonely Island’s Yolo.
- He signed with the indie record label “Top Dawg Entertainment” in 2004.
- At 2013 BET Hip Hop Awards, he won five awards, including “Album of the Year” and “Lyricist of the Year.”
- He is also a member of the West Coast hip hop supergroup, Black Hippy. The other members of Black Hippy are rappers Schoolboy Q, Ab-Soul, and Jay Rock.
- He got 7 Grammy nominations at Grammy Awards 2014 including “Best New Artist,” “Album of the Year,” etc.
- He was named the No. 1 “Hottest MC in the Game” by MTV in 2013.
- Rapper Tupac Shakur has had the biggest impact on Lamar’s music career and daily lifestyle.
- He is a fan of Lady Gaga. They have also worked together in the past.
- He was named by his mom in honor of singer Eddie Kendricks.
- Kendrick appeared in a short documentary film “Lennon or McCartney” (2014) and “The Hip-Hop Fellow” (2014).
- He started his professional singing career in 2003 but gained recognition after releasing his fourth mixtape “Overly Dedicated” in 2010.
- Visit his official website @ www.kendricklamar.com.
- Hear more from Kendrick on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTubeVEVO, and iTunes.