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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Ab-Soul Puts His Label Status on the Line With '47 Bars'

"These Days" rapper says he might get dropped from the TDE for releasing the track, goes in on labelmates.

Logic: You're Never Gonna Get Another Under Pressure From Me

Rapper Logic talks new album, Iggy Azalea's Grammy nomination, and battling Kendrick Lamar.

The Evolution of Erykah Badu

Happy birthday to the Queen of Neo Soul! See the evolution of Erykah Badu through photos.

Kendrick Lamar Plays New Music for Prince Michael Jackson

King of Pop's son gets exclusive listen of K Dot's album.

Passing the Torch: When Old Meets New

Notable inter-generational collaborations.

Game Changer: Dr. Dre

Music stars who rose to fame with the beatmaker's signature production.
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