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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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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 Teases Fourth Album With Instagram Post


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Hip-hop megastar Kendrick Lamar has teased the possible imminent release of his fourth album with a solitary Instagram post.

The 29 year old rapper’s account, as of Thursday morning (March 23rd), bore only the roman numerals ‘IV’ having been otherwise completely deleted. The number refers to the canon of traditional albums that he has released thusfar - 2011's Section.80, 2012's Good Kid m.A.A.d. City and 2015's To Pimp a Butterfly – not counting 2010’s Overly Dedicated mixtape and 2016’s untitled unmastered outtakes record.

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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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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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Sam Bennett's Top 10 Hip Hop Albums Of 2015


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Jack Danz - Ouija Slang, BlabberMouf - Da BlabberMouf LP, Gangrene - You Disgust Me

10. Jack Danz - Ouija Slang
Jack Danz is one third of Defenders of Style, leading exports of the West Yorkshire hip-hop scene (alongside Joe Snow and Prys) who also dropped their excellent The Death Of Meaning album this year. The producer/rapper released his debut solo LP Ouija Slang through Sheffield based independent label Bad Taste Records. The vivid imagery, hard-hitting eclectic production and a vast array of quotable punchlines (e.g. I'm in the club getting lifted like the world cup) make Danz's album one you can constantly revisit and repeatedly enjoy.

9. BlabberMouf - Da BlabberMouf LP
Dutch MC BlabberMouf's 2015 solo album is a breath of fresh air. It's rare that a rapper can sound so authentically nineties. Da BlabberMouf LP sounds as if it was recorded back in '95, and has been lost to the world until now. With a rapid delivery, raw energy and quality production, BlabberMouf spits with a unique charisma that sets him apart from the competition. European hip-hop is often overlooked, but this LP is one of the most impressive releases in a year dominated by quality American and British rap music.

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Barack Obama Names Kendrick Lamar Song As His Favourite Of 2015


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The youth of America is no doubt proud to have a president and first lady that are cool enough to be such a huge part of pop culture, but they're about to get a little prouder as Barack Obama announces his most favourite track of 2015: step forward Kendrick Lamar.

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Obama loves rap music, that's universally acknowledged, and now we know he was a particular fan of Lamar's ground-breaking, critically acclaimed album 'To Pimp A Butterfly' which was released earlier this year. He has named the song 'How Much A Dollar Cost' as his favourite track of the year - which will no doubt be a thrilling prospect for 28-year-old Lamar who's already vying against the likes of Taylor Swift and The Weeknd for multiple Grammys in 2016 including Album of the Year, Song of the Year for his single 'Alright', and Best Music Video.

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Meanwhile, First Lady Michelle Obama is a huge fan of 'Uptown Funk' by Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars which she famously led a work-out dance to on 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show'. It was a multi-Platinum number hit that brought the whole world to its feet as it channelled James Brown with uproarious effect.

Aside from top tracks, which the Obamas revealed to People in an interview, they've also named some more of their favourite things. While the president loved the novel 'Fates and Furies' by Lauren Groff, Michelle was a huge fan of the Elizabeth Alexander memoir 'The Light of the World'. Both books explore the intimacies of marriage from different perspectives.

And when it comes to the best films, Barack Obama insisted that Ridley Scott's 'The Martian' starring Matt Damon won his approval, while Michelle joined the many adoring fans of Amy Schumer after watching her first feature film as a writer, 'Trainwreck' directed by Judd Apatow.

Dr Dre To Donate All Royalties From New Album To Arts Facility In Compton


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Dr Dre has announced that he’ll be donating all the royalties from his newly released album Compton to help fund a new performing arts centre in his hometown of Compton, California.

The news was unveiled on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 programme on Thursday (August 6th), the eve of the release of Dre’s first album in 16 years, called Compton: A Soundtrack, which features music inspired by the new N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton which is out on August 14th.

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'New Dr. Dre Album' Set To Drop This Weekend, According To Ice Cube


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Surprise albums are becoming increasingly common in 2015, to the point where they’re failing to have the desired impact any more. Even so, there were many eyebrows raised on Wednesday as rapper Ice Cube mentioned that Dr Dre would be releasing a new album over the weekend.

The 46 year old former N.W.A. star was talking to Philadelphia radio station Power 99 today (July 29th) about the forthcoming biopic about the legendary rap group Straight Outta Compton, which arrives on August 14th, when he dropped the bombshell that a new album, featuring original material by Dre and others inspired by the movie, would be arriving this Saturday (August 1st).

Dr DreIs Dr. Dre's much-vaunted third album 'Detox' going to be released this weekend?

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Wireless Festival - July 3-5 2015 - Finsbury Park, London Live Review


New Look Wireless Festival drew to a close last weekend, with over 70 acts performing across 3 stages, all in celebration of their 10th birthday.

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Kicking off proceedings on the Friday was ASAP Rocky, who performed tracks including Goldie and Excuse Me. The performance was uninspiring and lacked engagement with the audience, leaving festival goers in anticipation for headliner Drake

Drake took to the stage, after cancelling last year's headline appearance due to illness, and was definitely worth the wait being a standout 90 minute performance.  The Canadian rapper was appreciative of the Wireless crowd claiming London was his 'second home' before being joined by local MC Skepta for track Shutdown.

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Get Wired For Wireless 2015! London To Explode With Pop Favourites This Weekend


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New Look Wireless Festival is returning to Finsbury Park, following last year's success at the North London venue, celebrating its 10th birthday this year. The 2015 line-up is set to be the biggest yet with headliners Drake, Avicii and David Guetta playing to the 40,000 a day capacity festival.

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For the first time, Wireless festival goers expect to see karaoke, a tone 'n' tweak area and plenty of choice in the food court. In celebration of their 10th birthday though, here are Wireless' best acts to see across the line up from this weekend.

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Date of birth

17th June, 1987

Occupation

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Sex

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