Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar is a Compton, California, native who has demonstrated a penchant for mesmerizing lyrical displays and thoughtful songwriting. He originally rapped under the moniker K. Dot and released a series of mixtapes starting in 2003. In 2010, he released O(verly) D(edicated) under his birth name, Kendrick Lamar. He followed up with the acclaimed Section .80 mixtape that earned him a BET Hip Hop Award nomination and shined a light on societal ills and the struggle of Generation Y. But it was his major label debut, good kid, m.A.A.d city that propelled him into superstardom. Now the Black Hippy comrade is among rap’s elite and believed by many to wear the crown as the hottest MC in the game. 

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Kendrick Lamar Gets His First No. 1 With 'Bad Blood'

Taylor Swift feature gives K Dot the pop stamp of approval.

Music Stars and Lawsuits

Eminem, Kanye West, Jay Z, Kendrick Lamar and others hit with litigation.

Kendrick Lamar Performs 'These Walls' on The Ellen Degeneres Show

Compton MC responds to Generation Icon honor.

Kendrick Lamar Hits Up the Bay Area for 'Alright' Video

Compton MC heads to Northern Cali, performs his own stunts for the Collin Tilley-directed visual.

Low Key Music Festivals You Should See This Summer

Concerts and festivals you don't want to miss.

Rappers Vs. Comic Book Characters: A Secret Wars Remix

Rappers vs. comic book characters: Who wins?
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