Kendrick Lamar life and biography

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Kendrick Lamar biography

Date of birth : 1987-06-17
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Compton, California
Nationality : American
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2012-07-14
Credited as : rapper, hip hop musician, Black Hippy

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Kendrick Lamar is a well known rapper from Compton, California which is also member of Black Hippy collective along with members Jay Rock, Ab-Soul and ScHoolBoy Q.

His music is largely influenced by the works of Tupac Shakur, Jay-Z, Nas and DMX.

He debuted with the self-titled EP Kendrick Lamar in 2009, one year later he released the critically acclaimed O(verly) D(edicated) mix tape in 2010 and most recently, his digital album Section.80 came out in 2011 and was released under Top Dawg Entertainment.

The Recipe Songfacts reports it was one of the cuts from O(verly) D(edicated), “Ignorance is Bliss,” that initially interested fellow Compton native, Dr. Dre, in him. The young spitter worked with Dre on the latter’s Detox album and the legendary Hip-Hop producer returned the favor by joining Lamar on “The Recipe”. The song was premiered on the LA radio station Power 106’s morning show on April 2, 2012. His debut album “A Good Kid In A Mad City” which is due for release on October 2nd.

“[It will be] the best album done in 20 years,” Lamar told about his new record.

As far as production, the Compton, Calif. native kept it “real in house,” praising Dr. Dre for not pressuring him to do otherwise. “Dre gave me freedom to do what I wanted to do, that's the blessing about it,” he adds, noting that working with one of the biggest names in music has reinforced much of the standards that he already lives by. “The biggest lesson I learned [from Dre] was something I already knew, just to keep the passion for it. This man got millions of dollars, but he still wants to go in there and perfect his craft, and put out the best product,” he told.

"The Recipe" feat Dr. Dre 2012 Single:

Lamar also marches to the beat of his own drum, in planing his schedule. While most artists try to clock as many performance as possible during the summer months, the 25-year-old has a different idea of how to soak up the good weather. “Riding through the city,” he said of his plans for the summer. “I'ma be in Compton, with my people, let ‘em know that it's real, that's the whole point.”

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