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Kendrick Lamar Duckworth is an American rapper, songwriter, and record producer.
Since his mainstream debut in 2012 with Good Kid, M.A.A.D City, Lamar has been regarded as one of the most influential rappers of his generation.
Aside from his solo career, he is also known as a member of the hip hop supergroup Black Hippy alongside his Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE) label-mates Ab-Soul, Jay Rock, and Schoolboy Q.Kendrick has received many accolades over the course of his career, including 13 Grammy Awards, two American Music Awards, five Billboard Music Awards, a Brit Award, 11 MTV Video Music Awards, a Pulitzer Prize, and an Academy Award nomination. In 2012, MTV named him the Hottest MC in the Game on their annual list.
Time named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2016. In 2015, he received the California State Senate's Generational Icon Award.
Three of his studio albums have been listed in Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
Born: 17 June 1987