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Kendrick Lamar
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Lamar in 2018
Born
Kendrick Lamar Duckworth

June 17, 1987 (1987-06-17) (age 33)
Other names K-Dot
Occupation
  • Rapper
  • songwriter
Years active 2003 (2003)–present
Musical career
Genres Hip hop
Instruments Vocals
Labels
Associated acts

Kendrick Lamar Duckworth (born June 17, 1987), better known as simply Kendrick Lamar, is an American rapper. He is from Compton, California. He is best known for his albums Overly Dedicated, Section.80, and most recently g.o.o.d kidd, M.A.A.D. city, his first album on a major label. He has also released five mixtapes.

In October 2013 Lamar won five awards at the 2013 BET Hip Hop Awards. He performed "Money Trees" at the show.

He was the only guest rapper on Eminem's album ''The Marshall Mathers LP 2'', which was released November 5, 2013.

Lamar did eighteen concerts with Kanye West as part of West's October-December 2013 Yeezus Tour.

Lamar was nominated for seven Grammy Awards in 2013. He performed "m.A.A.d city" and a remix to "Radioactive" with Imagine Dragons at the awards ceremony.

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