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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BUSH moves 27,000 units, debuts at No. 1.

Music News: The Warm Up: Kendrick Lamar and Lady Gaga's Song Hit the Web

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A knee-jerk assessment of Drake's "Views From The 6" LP, based on snippets

Kendrick Lamar to Perform on The Ellen DeGeneres Show

It's K. Dot's first daytime TV performance.

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