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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Nicki Minaj: I Did Crazy Voices Before Kendrick Lamar

K-Dot's different characters sound very familiar to YMCMB's first lady.

Kendrick Lamar Unveils New Song on The Colbert Report

K-Dot drops the world premiere of an untitled cut on the TV show's final episode.

Kendrick Lamar Scores His First Solo XXL Cover

K-Dot writes his own story for magazine's return to print.

Music Matters Daily: Janelle Monáe to Be Honored at Trumpet Awards

Plus, Jessie J and Luke James take Sam Jackson challenge.

Music Stars and Lawsuits

Eminem, Kanye West, Jay Z, Kendrick Lamar and others hit with litigation.

Kendrick Lamar Congratulates J. Cole

K. Dot praises Roc Nation rapper's new album, reveals status of their joint project.
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