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 Talks Almost Naming His Album Tu P.a.C

K Dot reveals how his album became about a butterfly.

Kendrick Lamar’s 'Alright' Should Be The New Black National Anthem

K Dot's To Pimp a Butterfly song is today's "Lift Every Voice And Sing."

Kendrick Lamar to Headline Hot 97's Summer Jam 2015

Plus, Chris Brown, Fabolous and more are set to hit the main stage.

Kendrick Lamar Films Music Video For 'King Kunta' in Compton

K Dot returns to hometown for next To Pimp a Butterfly single.

Kendrick Lamar Earns Five Spots on the Hot 100

To Pimp a Butterfly hits the Billboard singles chart.

Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly Debuts at No. 1

King Kendrick tops Billboard, album moves more than 300,000 copies in a week.
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