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Kendrick Lamar (born Kendrick Lamar Duckworth 17.06.87) is an American hip-hop artist, best known for his 2012 debut studio album, 'good kid, m.A.A.d city'. Kendrick Lamar: Net Worth According to The Richest in 2013, Kendrick Lamar has a net worth of 11 million USD.

Childhood: Kendrick Lamar was born in Compton, California. He attended Centennial High School in Compton as a straight-A student during his teens. At the age of sixteen, Lamar created his first mix tape, entitled 'Youngest Head Nigga in Charge (Hub City Threat: Minor of the Year)'. Due to the success of the mix tape, Lamar was given a recording contract with Top Dawg Entertainment. In 2005, he released a second mix tape for the record label, entitled 'Training Day'. 2009 saw the release of his third mix tape, 'C4'

Career: Following his successful third mix tape, Lamar released his self-titled debut EP in late 2009. The following year, Lamar released his fourth mix tape, 'Overly Dedicated' which served as his first entry into the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Album charts. In 2011, Lamar released his debut album, entitled 'Section.80', which was released to rave reviews. This was followed by the release of his debut studio album, 'Good Kid, M.A.A.D City', which was released in October of the following year. The album went on to gain even better reviews than 'Section.80', achieving universal acclaim. In August, 2013, Kendrick Lamar recorded a verse on Big Sean's single, 'Control'. In the verse, he announced himself to be the "King of New York" and stated he would lyrically "murder" any opposition. This was met by huge backlash from New York based rappers who responded with their own 'diss tracks', yet it also led to a surge of attention for Lamar, as more people began following him on Twitter. In September, 2014, Lamar released 'i', the first single from his upcoming second studio album.



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Cardi B Wins Big At The 2017 BET Hip-Hop Awards


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The 2017 BET Hip-Hop Award winners have finally been announced, and it seems that Cardi B is the reigning Queen of Rap this year after her whirlwind journey to number one with 'Bodak Yellow'. There were seven winners altogether, alongside some incredible live performances from Playboi Carti and others.

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Of course, it was newcomer Cardi B who came out on top with five wins altogether. Today marks her 25th birthday (October 11th 2017), so gongs for Single of the Year, Best New Hip-Hop Artist, Hustler of the Year, Made-You-Look Award for Best Hip-Hop Style and Best Mixtape for 'Gangsta Bitch Music Vol. 2' have got to be the birthday gifts of a lifetime.

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Taylor Swift And Shawn Mendes Lead 2017 MTV EMA Nominations


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The nominations for the 2017 MTV Europe Music Awards are finally in, and it's Taylor Swift who has come out on top. It's unsurprising given her unapologetic return and the level of controversy she has caused with her latest hits. Shawn Mendes and Kendrick Lamar are also big nominees.

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After dazzling fans with her new singles 'Look What You Made Me Do' and '...Ready For It?' from her highly anticipated new album 'Reputation' (out on November 10th 2017), Taylor Swift is looking at winning up to six awards at the MTV EMAs.

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Kendrick Lamar Brings 'Damn' Tour To The UK In February


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Kendrick Lamar is set to bring his 'Damn' tour to Europe next year kicking off with six dates in the UK and Ireland. The rapper has just completed his North American leg where he was supported by Travis Scott, D.R.A.M. and YG on various dates.

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The 30-year-old multi Grammy winner will be performing fifteen dates across eleven countries with including two nights at the O2 Arena in London on February 12th and 13th 2018. The European section of the tour will begin at Dublin's 3Arena on February 7th and conclude at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Berlin on March 5th.

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Kendrick Lamar Inspires Graphic Design Graduate In His Quest For A Job


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There are so many articles online about writing resumes and cover letters to bag that interview you really want, but we're willing to bet none of you thought of using Kendrick Lamar as inspiration. A young man in New York did, however, launching a unique digital resume in a bid to land a coveted internship.

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Dawayne Kirkland, a recent graduate from Cazenovia College, wanted nothing more than to land an internship at VaynerMedia when the opportunity arose. Thus, he decided to think outside the box when it came to submitting his resume. He used Kendrick Lamar's hit 'DNA' with his own lyrics in a one-minute video to grab the agency's attention.

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P!nk, Logic And Kendrick Lamar Among The Best 2017 MTV VMA Performances


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The 2017 MTV Video Music Awards was certainly a night to remember on musical, political and social levels. The best that the charts have to offer descended on The Forum in Inglewood, California on Sunday (August 27th), with many marking some of the most memorable performances of the year.

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Here are some of the best VMA performances:

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MTV VMAs 2017: Kendrick Lamar Wins Big, Taylor Swift Drops New Video, And Hatred Is Rejected By All


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The 2017 MTV VMAs rocked up this weekend with a number of special surprises, a big political agenda and a big win for Kendrick Lamar. There were some seriously spectacular performances, a few tear-jerking moments, but most of all it was an event of solidarity between everyone involved.

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Kendrick Lamar was the big winner of the evening, with the video for his hit single 'Humble' (taken from this year's 'Damn' album) landing him Video of the Year as well as Best Hip Hop, Best Art Direction, Best Direction and Best Visual Effects.

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Kendrick Lamar in the press room at the MTV Video Music Awards (VMA) 2017 held at the Forum in Inglewood - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 26th August 2017

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Kendrick Lamar Changes Fan's Life With The Gift Of A Disabled-Access Van


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Say what you like about Kendrick Lamar, you can't deny that he is one generous human being. He decided to turn one of his biggest fan's life around by buying her a gift that she'd spent weeks raising money for. It's going to allow her to live her life with comfort and ease.

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Young Jennifer Phillips is quadroplegic but that hasn't stopped her seeing Kendrick Lamar in concert a total of 8 times, among other adventures. On the other hand, it's not always easy for her to get around, and that's why she set up a GoFundMe page to raise money for a brand new wheelchair accessible van. But Kendrick was one step ahead of her.

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Kendrick Lamarr on stage at the 2017 BET Awards held at Microsoft Square - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 25th June 2017

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Kendrick Lamar's New Tour Dates


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Kendrick Lamar has extended his DAMN tour.

The 29-year-old rapper embarked on his string of concerts in April, and because the tickets have been in popular demand with his fans he has decided to add an extra 15 dates to his tour, according to Billboard Online.

The 'Humble' hitmaker took to the stage as part of his gigs at this year's Coachella Music and Arts Festival to give crowds a brief taster of what they can expect from his tour.

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Don Cheadle Didn't Recognise Kendrick Lamar's Tribute To Him On 'DNA'


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Don Cheadle has opened up about his latest onscreen role as Kendrick Lamar's interrogator on his video for 'DNA'. It seems learning all those lyrics was super-daunting, and he didn't even realise the rapper had made a reference to one of his films until a few days after. 

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The 'House of Lies' star played a cop interrogating Kendrick for the new video for 'DNA' - from his new album 'Damn' - and in it he had to rap the majority of the song. He says he only had two days to prepare for the video, which included learning most of the lyrics because they weren't going to have a teleprompter. 

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Kendrick Lamar seen on stage at Coachella Festival Weekend 1 Day 3 - Indio, California, United States - Monday 17th April 2017

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Kendrick Lamar performing live at the 2016 Global Citizen Festival held in Central Park, New York, United States - Saturday 24th September 2016

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Kendrick Lamar performs at Barclay Card Presents British Summertime Hyde Park Festival. Kendrick's performance was followed by Florence And The Machine who headlined the date. London, United Kingdom - Saturday 2nd July 2016

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Chloe Dobinson's Top 10 Albums Of 2015


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10. Drake - If You're Reading This Then You're Too Late
Making an impromptu release of his 4th studio album Drake made a return proving why he is one of the most in demand rappers. Highlights of the album include opening track Legend -which features a long instrumental introduction with background vocals giving a harmonic feel to the track. Track Energy sees keys help make the track come alive with the Canadian rapper pushing himself as an artist and pushing the boundaries in the rap industry.

9. The Libertines - Anthems for Doomed Youth
Released in September The Libertines marked a return to the music scene following their 2004 self-titled album. A decade on the band proves their songwriting skills never went away with tracks such Gunga Din a racous, fun indie track making fans of The Libertines feels as if they never went away. Athems for Doomed Youth is a softer album from a band who is constanlty in the headlines for the wrong reasons. Heart of the Matter is a highlight of the album catchy, light and will become a firm favorite when the band play summer festival next year.

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Kendrick Lamar

Date of birth

17th June, 1987

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Male

Height

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