Kendrick Lamar Duckworth was born on June 17th, 1987 in Compton. He attended Centennial High School. The Lamar family moved from South Chicago to Compton due to gang activities of his father.
From a young age, Kendrick started penning poetry and rap. He had Tupac Shakur and Dr.Dre as his inspiration.
At the age of 16, Kendrick Lamar released a mixtape on Soundcloud called 'Youngest N****a in Charge.'
In 2005, Top Dawg Entertainment(TDE) signed him, and he released a mixtape titled 'Training Day.' Between 2008 and 2009, he was signed by Lil Wayne. For 2 years, he toured around.
He released his first major studio album 'good kid m.A.A.D city' with Interscope Records and Aftermath Entertainment.' He had Drake, Dr.Dre, Jay-Z, Jay Rock as a feature.
In 2015, Lamar released the most political album of his career 'To Pimp A Butterfly', which topped the Billboard 200 charts. The album aided Kendrick Lamar to win five Grammy Awards.
Kendrick Lamar won a Pulitzer Prize in 2018. He also worked as a composer on the Marvel film 'Black Panther.' Lamar has carved his niche as a lyrical maestro. The rapper has his own company pgLang co-founded with Dave Free. Kendrick has accumulated $75 million wealth in 2022.