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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Generation Gap: When Old and New Rappers Beef

Ghostface comes for Action Bronson's neck.

Kendrick Lamar: I Can't Stop Saying the N-Word

"I don’t know if I'm there mentally," he tells NME.

Passing the Torch: When Old Meets New

Notable intergenerational collaborations.

Susan Sarandon Gives Twitter Shout Out to A$AP Rocky, Action Bronson

Oscar-winning actress says “thanks” for “1 Train” mention, but she’s two years late.

Hip Hop Dominates on Spotify

It's the most popular genre on the streaming app, study finds.
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