- Also Known As:
- Kendrick, K. Dot
- 5' 6"
Kendrick Lamar (born Kendrick Lamar Duckworth in Compton, California on June 17 1987) is an American rapper and member of West Coast hip hop supergroup, Black Hippy, along with fellow label-mates Jay Rock, Schoolboy Q and Ab-Soul.
Kendrick first gained major attention after the release of his fourth mixtape, Overly Dedicated, in 2010. In 2011, he released his first independent album to critical acclaim, called Section.80. Kendrick has worked with Dr. Dre, Game, Drake, Young Jeezy, Talib Kweli, Busta Rhymes, E-40, Warren G, Bun B, Tech N9ne and Lil Wayne among other popular artists.
His major label debut studio album good kid, m.A.A.d city, was released in 2012 to universal acclaim. The album was later certified Gold by the RIAA.
Best Known For:
Kendrick Lamar is best known for being a rapper.
In February 2012 Kendrick was rumored to be dating model Karrueche Tran. In April 2015, it was announced that Kendrick was engaged to his high school sweetheart, Whitney Alford.