Kendrick Lamar Duckworth born June 17, is an American rapper, songwriter, and record producer. Since his debut into the mainstream with Good Kid, M. D City , Lamar has been regarded as one of the best and most influential artists of his generation, and one of the greatest rappers and lyricists of all time. Raised in Compton, California , Lamar embarked on his musical career as a teenager under the stage name K-Dot , releasing a mixtape that garnered local attention and led to his signing with indie record label Top Dawg Entertainment. He began to gain recognition in after his first retail release, Overly Dedicated. The following year, he independently released his first studio album, Section. By that time, he had amassed a large online following and collaborated with several prominent hip hop artists, including The Game , Busta Rhymes , and Snoop Dogg. Lamar's major label debut album, Good Kid, M.
Platters of French fries and creamed spinach are brought to the table. Despite people sitting at tables all around us, we are left alone. Kendrick, who has a reputation as enigmatic and shy, warms up as we talk about music, basketball, government, taxes, other rappers, and awards. We talk about the changes in Harlem, the changes in Brooklyn, and how New York is no longer the city that never sleeps. There is a wide-ranging conversation about the music Kendrick grew up listening to in Compton, California: the Temptations he was named for lead singer Eddie Kendricks , Curtis Mayfield, Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson, and gangsta rap—and I answer queries about my interviews of yesteryear. Kendrick always appears to be thinking, or listening, until he breaks into a gap-toothed grin, or a laugh. Lamar, photographed in the Bronx.
The set debuted at No. With each standalone project, Lamar has meticulously embellished each and every one with cultural, political and social statements, bringing his much-needed mentality to the forefront of hip-hop. Kung Fu Kenny is arguably the most well-rounded rapper in the game. His songwriting ability, reflective yet poignant motifs and mainstream appeal make him a force to be reckoned with.
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