Kendrick Lamar: The Evolution of ‘Mr. Morale’ and His Butterfly Effect
The Pulitzer Prize-winning MC’s fifth album is currently out now.
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Kendrick Lamar performs at the iTunes Festival at the Roundhouse in London.
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(L-R) In Austin, Texas, Jay Rock, Schoolboy Q, Kendrick Lamar, and Ab-Soul of Black Hippy pose for a portrait backstage at Fader Fort during SXSW on March 16, 2012.
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(L-R) Mack Maine, Birdman, and Kendrick Lamar visit BET's "106 & Park" at BET Studios on May 21, 2012, in New York City.
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Kendrick Lamar performs during the BET Music Matters Showcase at Brazos Hall on March 14, 2013, in Austin, Texas.
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(L-R) Elliott Wilson and Kendrick Lamar attend the ‘Conversation with Kendrick Lamar’ event at the 2013 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas on March 14, 2013.
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Kendrick Lamar visits Providence, Rhode Island students in their classroom during the Get Schooled victory tour at the Mt. Pleasant High School on May 10, 2013, in Providence, Rhode Island.
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(L-R) Recording artists Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar, and Pharrell Williams attend the 56th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on January 26, 2014, in Los Angeles, California.
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Kendrick Lamar performs onstage during the 2016 BET Hip Hop Awards at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center in Atlanta, Georgia, on September 17, 2016.
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(L-R) Mayor of Campton Aja Brown gives the keys of the city to rapper Kendrick Lamar attends the ceremony honoring him, in Compton, California, on February 13, 2016.
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Recording artist Kendrick Lamar performs onstage during the 2015 BET Awards at the Microsoft Theater on June 28, 2015, in Los Angeles, California.
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Singer Beyonce (L) and rapper Kendrick Lamar perform onstage during the 2016 BET Awards at the Microsoft Theater on June 26, 2016, in Los Angeles, California.
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Hip hop artist Kendrick Lamar talks about ‘To Pimp a Butterfly’ during an interview with host Jimmy Fallon on January 7, 2016.
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Kendrick Lamar (L) and his father, Anthony Duckworth, talk to Kobe Bryant at a basketball game between the Houston Rockets and the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on January 17, 2016.
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US President Barack Obama shakes hands with performer Kendrick Lamar during an Independence Day Celebration for military members and administration staff on July 4, 2016, in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC.
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Inductees N.W.A. members Dr. Dre and presenter Kendrick Lamar pose in the press room during the 31st Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York April 8, 2016.
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