Kendrick Lamar

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Birthday
17, 1987
Birthplace
Compton, CA
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
17, 1987 (age 29)
Birthplace
Compton, CA

About

Compton-based rapper known for his introspective lyrical style who first gained critical acclaim for his 2011 album Section.80. His third album, 2015's To Pimp a Butterfly, helped him earn a wider audience, leading to seven Grammy Awards between 2015 and 2016.

Before Fame

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.

Trivia

His second album, Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City, won the award for Album of the Year at the 2013 BET Hip Hop Awards and reached #2 on the U.S. charts.

Family Life

He has five siblings, and said his parents raised him to have a socially conscious worldview. In 2015, he got engaged to his high school sweetheart Whitney Alford.

Associated With

He has collaborated with Dr. Dre on several songs, including "The Recipe."

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