Compton-based rapper known for his introspective lyrical style and his critically acclaimed album, Section.80.
He released his first mixtape at the age of sixteen, eight years after watching Tupac and Dr. Dre's music video, "California Love" for the first time.
He released his second album, Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City in 2012, and it reached #2 on the U.S. charts.
He has five siblings, and said his parents raised him to have a socially conscious worldview.
He has collaborated with Dr. Dre on several songs, including "The Recipe."
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