Kendrick Lamar Duckworth is an American rapper and songwriter. Known for his progressive musical styles and socially conscious songwriting, he is often considered one of the most influential rap artists of his generation.
Age -35 years
Full name-Kendrick Lamar Duckworth
Other names-K. Dot, Oklama, Lungful, Kenny, Man-Man
Born-June 17, 1987
Birthplace-Compton, California, U.S.
Height-5feet 6 inches
Eye Color-Dark Brown
Occupations-Rapper, singer write record producer director businessman.
Lamar, Father name Kenny Duckworth and Mother Paula Oliver
Siblings – He has 5 siblings, including a younger brother.
Others – Nick Young (Cousin) (Professional Basketball Player), Baby Keem (Cousin) (Rapper, Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer)
Kendrick Lamar is not married yet. He is currently engaged to Whitney Alford.
Lamar and Alford first crossed paths as students at Centennial High School in their hometown of Compton, California, south of Los Angeles. At first friends, their relationship gradually turned romantic, and they have been together ever since. The pair first performed together at the 2014 Grammys. In a 2015 Power 105.1 interview, Lamar revealed that he proposed to his high school sweetheart.
That same year, Lamar released his critically acclaimed third album, To Pimp a Butterfly, and mentioned Alford in an interview with Billboard prior to its release. In 2018, Alford shared a photo on Instagram showing off her diamond engagement ring to the world.
Kendrick Lamar and Whitney Alford share kids together. On July 26, 2019, the couple celebrated the birth of their first child, a daughter. The couple also welcomed a son; however, details such as his name and date of birth remain undisclosed.
As the family values their privacy, relatively little information is available about their personal lives. The couple is seldom seen together with their children on social media.
He graduated from Centennial High School in 2005 as a straight-A student.
In a September 2012 interview, Lamar said that Eminem “influenced my style a lot” and credited him with his own aggression on records like “Backseat Freestyle”. Lamar also credited Lil Wayne’s work with the Hot Boys for influencing his style and praised his longevity. He also said that he grew up listening to Rakim, Dr. Dre, and The Dogg Pound. In January 2013, when asked to name three rappers who influenced his style, Lamar said, “It’s probably more West Coast influences. A little bit of Kurup, [Tupac] with some Ice Cube stuff. In a November 2013 interview. With GQ- when asked who the four MCs he made were Shakur, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, and Mobb Deep, namely Prodigy. Lamar acknowledged jazz trumpeter Miles Davis and Parliament-Funkadelic’s The Pimp as his influences. . Butterfly while record
Rap Technique And Musical Style
Lamar’s debut studio album section.80 was classified as conscious rap. His second album Good Kid, M.A.A.D City was heavily influenced by West Coast rap and gangsta rap of the 1990s. His next three albums, To Pimp a Butterfly, Damn and Mr. Morale and the Big Steppers are all classified as conscious rap records; To Pimp a Butterfly contains elements of jazz, soul, funk, and poetry, Ran dB, pop and psychedelic soul currents, and the minimalist.
Lamar’s musical style can be “fiery, visceral and complex”. His work is generally classified as progressive rap, as he expanded the genre’s audience to reach mainstream listeners. He stated in an interview that “my music cannot really be categorized; it is the music of people.
Lamar’s introspective and confessional songwriting is often based on his personal life. The New Yorker called him a “storyteller,” while Billboard described his lyrics as “Shakespearean.” Considered a “radio-friendly but overtly political rapper” by Pitchfork, Lamar often features political and social commentary focusing on African American life and culture, exploring issues of racism, black empowerment, and social injustice. This was compared to The Guardian State of the Union address. Jacob Uitti of American Songwriter notes, “As much as he is a musician, lyricist, and director, Lamar is also a playwright, novelist, and short story writer. He is literary in the art form of music.
Kendrick Lamar discography and Black Hippy discography
- Studio albums
- Good Kid, M.A.A.D City (2012)
- To Pimp a Butterfly (2015)
- Damn (2017)
- Morale & the Big Steppers (2022)
He has received many accolades throughout his career, including 17 Grammy Awards, a Primetime Emmy Award, two American Music Awards, six Billboard Music Awards, 11 MTV Video Music Awards, a Brit Award, and an Oscar nomination. He was voted MTV’s Hottest MC in the Game in 2012.
Latest news about Kendrick Lamar
Kendrick Lamar, Beyoncé and Release New Song” America Has a Problem”.
The superstar singer has released the “America Has a Problem” remix featuring Kendrick Lamar.
According to Forbes, Kendrick Lamar has an estimated net worth of $75 million.
Lamar has earned over $180 million during his career.
- Kendrick Lamar is among the shortest rappers in Hip-Hop.
- Kanye West and Lamar have more than 40 songs together
- Kendrick Lamar and TDE released the official soundtrack for the ‘Black Panther’ movie on 9th February 2018.
- His fourth studio album ‘DAMN.’ earned him his third consecutive number-one album in the US.
- Kendrick attended the same school as Dr. Dre.
- Lamar’s biggest fan is Lady Gaga