Kendrick Lamar

Rapper

Birthday June 17, 1987

Birth Sign Gemini

Birthplace Compton, CA

Age 36 years old

#578 Most Popular

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. He and Whitney have a daughter named Uzi and a son named Enoch together. Whitney has also appeared in vocals on his albums over the years.

Associated With

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

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