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Kendrick Lamar

Platinum-selling, Grammy-nominated rapper Kendrick Lamar is one of the rare artists who has achieved critical and commercial success while earning the respect and support of those who inspired him. A native of Compton, California, Lamar originally rapped as K. Dot and released a series of mixtapes under that name. Youngest Head N**ga in Charge (2003), issued when he was only 16 years old, caught the attention of Top Dawg Entertainment and led to a long-term association that helped raise the rapper's profile. Training Day (2005) and C4 (2009) also preceded his decision to go by his birth name. The latter was issued the same year he became part of Black Hippy -- beside fellow Top Dawg artists Ab-Soul, Jay Rock, and ScHoolboy Q -- a group that, for the most part, appeared on one another's mixtapes and albums. Overly Dedicated (2010) was the first Kendrick Lamar mixtape and fared well enough to enter Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart that October. His first official album, Section.80 (2011), was released as a digital download the following year and entered the Billboard 200 at number 113.

By that point in his career, Lamar's reputation had been strengthened through guest appearances on dozens of tracks, and he had the support of veteran West Coast stars as well. During a 2011 concert, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, and Game dubbed him "The New King of the West Coast," a notion Dre endorsed more significantly by signing Lamar to the Aftermath label. Lamar's Good Kid, M.A.A.D City was released in October 2012 and debuted at number two on the Billboard 200. Three of its singles -- "Swimming Pools (Drank)," "Poetic Justice," and "B**ch Don't Kill My Vibe" -- reached the Top Ten of Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop chart, with each one enjoying lengthy stays on playlists of urban U.S. radio stations. More significantly, the album showcased Lamar as an exceptional storyteller capable of making compelling concept albums. When the nominees for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards were announced, Lamar was listed in seven categories, including Best New Artist and Album of the Year. He won none of the awards. Rather than rest, Lamar remained active with appearances on tracks by the likes of Tame Impala, YG, and fellow Top Dawg affiliate SZA. He planned his third album for release later that year. ~ Andy Kellman, Rovi
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I like this song
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He so California iloveit bestie
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mvolcano6
Kendrick lamar is just plain off amazing
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alpbhol
Kendrick is the best ever
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kayla_hart
I love the fact that I don't your
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adriana.anay a 1 4
I love Kendrick Lamar so much!!!
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Best fake rapper
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Where were yall when he was walkin?
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Best rapper ever that i heard beside of spm
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Kendrick Lamar best rapper alive
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Listen to "To pimp a butterfly" it's like a story/poem unlike good kid mad city which is like a movie both are pieces of art
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Genius
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So grnius
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That means good
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His new album is fat..
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Dam people don't understand that kendrick doesn't make music for yall to trap or twerk too... It's real and reality
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TBTB IS THE TRUTH
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When the shi# hits the fan are u still a fan? Love Kendrick Lamar!
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Is it me or at 2:50 he sounded like Eminem
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The Spiteful Chant ����
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I really do hate commercials. But I love me some Kendrick Lamar
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Nice
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First time I've seen To Pimp a Butterfly on here. Thank you Pandora
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Best Rapper of all Time . Like damn
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Money Trees the perfect place for shade!
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richardlewis 2 8 9 9
The kid is nice with it.
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lemlucastle
Best Rapper of All Time
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Try me
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all yall who say he suck u can go f**k yourself u just a hating a** b**ch
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p**sy
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All you lames hating , BOO BOO
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The kid lost his way. Dudes boo boo.
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follow for follow
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I am a sinner.... Who,s probably gonna so again. Lord forgive me. Lords forgive me. Sometimes I wanna be A lone.
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when the f**k will to pimp a butterfly be put on here?
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Where is To Pimp a Butterfly?
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Compton native as well love kendrick music
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Backseat freestyle
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I LOVE KENDRICK LAMAR ������
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I remember you was conflicted. Misusing your influence. Sometimes I did the same. Abusing my power, full of resentment. Resentment that turned into a deep depression. Kendrick Lamar is really deep.
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Kendrick is one of da best new rappers
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His new mixtape is some fire
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He is so good
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I like your photo
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Shame he's only four foot three
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amy
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Kendrick my artist for life
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This kid goz hella hard
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