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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Music Matters Daily: Miguel and Ludacris Give 'Good Lovin''

Plus, Macklemore supports survivors of domestic violence.

Kendrick Lamar Performs 'i' During LeBron James's Return to Cleveland

K. Dot and some 20,000 fans celebrate the King's homecoming at the Cavaliers' Quicken Loans Arena, despite 95-90 loss to the New York Knicks.

Kendrick Lamar's 'King Kunta'

Pharrell and HBO exec. rave about K. Dot's top-secret track, rumored to be his new single.

Music Matters Daily: Janelle Monáe Talks Lauryn Hill Inspiration

Plus J. Cole gets steamy on a Jessie Ware remix.

Tweets of the Week: Ray J Wants to Fight Tyrese and Tyga

Plus, Wiz and Amber get flirty and iLoveMakonnen is unfazed by S.O.B.'s attack

DJ Quik: Being an Artist Was Always Secondary

Producer speaks on the concept behind his new album, The Midnight Life.
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