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The life of Kendrick Lamar

"I think I was put on this Earth just to do music." He's a proud Compton native and the first rapper to win a Pulitzer Prize. He's back performing at the Super Bowl. This is the life of Kendrick Lamar ...

In the state of just being a Black man, I've been called many things. Kendrick Lamar am a king, no matter what you call me. He was a before he turned 10. straightA student who He wrote one of Barack Obama's favorite songs. He's called himself K-Dot.. Kenny… LAMAR This is Kendrick Lamar. Tell me a little about yourself, Kendrick. I'm 22. I was born and raised in Compton, California. I love music. I think I was put on this Earth just to do music. was born on in Compton, California.. the home of N.W.A. founder Suge Knight. Death Row Records His mother named him after the Temptat| I was surrounded by music my whole life. I was raised on oldies and gangster music. interviewed by “Ambrosia for Heads" interviewed by "Ambrosia for Heads" And my parents was the parents that loved to party, man. His father the Gangster Disciples spent time in a street gang, and later Lamar would write songs about the many friends who ended up in gangs. Three of my homeboys that summertime was murdered. You still have to face realities of this. I've got to get back off that tour bus and go to these funerals. and had a stutter, He wasshot , but his family nicknamed because he acted like an adult. JUSTICE As a kid, he witnessed the LA riots.. And his idols filming the video Dr.Dr and Tupac for "California Love. It's something I can never forget. From physically seeing them, to hearing them on the record, to him applying himself in the community. In middle school, a teacher ignited his love for poetry, and he started rap battling, at first under the name K-Dot. the hands of a Spartan My words like a sword in Marching on Rosecrans You can't cause conflict ERE At 24, he was spotted by Dr. Dre. he collaborated ROL & ROL TERN That was the moment I knew I've arrived. It's not an introduction. He plays a beat and says, "Write to it." When he was 25 hen he was 25 he released his major-label album which chronicled the street violence he saw growing up. It's like crack when you first hear your vocals come out the speakers, man. And that's something I kept chasing. wanted to keep hearing it. The album went triple platinum. His next album, "To Pimp a Butterfly," was released in 2015, just months after the Black Lives Matter movement spread the face nationwide. Lamar rapped about Black pride, social justice, and police brutality. Leadership, how can I use it? Leadership, how can l use it? For better or for worse? With money and with my celebrity, how can I pimp it? Can I pimp it negatively, or can I pimp it in a positive way? The album se The album set and the song "Alright" became an unofficial anthem at BLM protests. "We gon' be all right!" At age 29, he got engaged to his high school girlfriend, Whitney Alford. In 2018, he created the soundtrack for the groundbreaking superhero movie The same year, at age he became the first pop artist to win a Pulitzer Prize, Tell us what this means to you. at the 2018 Pulitzer Prize Ceremony - It's an honor. Been writing my whole life. To get this type of recognition is beautiful. He then went hiatus, questioned his silence and some fans kilo 96 Where in the entire fuck is Kenny???? itz_sokool Where's @kendricklamar, can't wait for his album to drop during the 2020 protests. Black Lives Matten Lamar calls himself a devout Christian and once dressed for Halloween. up as Jesus Satan want to put me He's so private, that the media has neverreported the name of his daughter, who was born in 2019. who was born in 219. who was born in 2 19. In 2021, he would perform at it was announced the 2022 Super Bowl. DRE DRE D. Anybody can be a rapper. My little brother can put some words on the paper that rhyme and call it a rap. This is nothing to be reckoned with. This is a real art. This is hip-hop. Editor Camille de Zaluski

02/12/2022 6:57 PMupdated: 02/14/2022 12:32 PM

155 comments

  • Khonaye K.
    05/08/2022 09:49

    A living rap god.👆🏌️‍♀️🎲

  • Pablo S.
    04/26/2022 19:17

    @king

  • Paul B.
    04/18/2022 16:21

    Too much love for Kendrick Lamar ✌️❤️

  • Lørenzø A.
    04/17/2022 00:16

    Ayan pre

  • Jermain B.
    04/15/2022 07:35

    Kendrick wasn't a straight A student he was just an average student with an intense passion for literature and story telling please stop making people believe you have to be An A student before you can achieve great things

  • Sydney Y.
    04/15/2022 07:11

    and few years later that lil brother is "Baby Keem"

  • Cavitt V.
    04/12/2022 20:52

    Love you

  • Sukoluhle M.
    04/10/2022 11:17

    Dopest rapper of all times

  • Lottie N.
    04/09/2022 09:37

    , , , , , , , , .

  • Muzi S.
    04/02/2022 22:36

    I never liked him, sorry

  • Julita E.
    04/01/2022 18:18

    I Love ❤️ so Thank you smile 💚🌱⚖️🏋🏽‍♀️💜⭕️

  • Bros L.
    04/01/2022 17:32

    Offspring of Makavil and Tu Pac.

  • JoPraiz O.
    04/01/2022 08:20

    🐐

  • Ngonidzashe N.
    03/31/2022 18:27

    Who doesn't love k.Dot the king ..rap music still stands wth u Gee ....💓

  • T A.
    03/27/2022 11:11

    Check this out brother 😊

  • Edna N.
    03/25/2022 04:41

    King👑👑❤

  • Kevin S.
    03/16/2022 08:50

    KING KENDRICK!!!!

  • Kirsten R.
    03/10/2022 10:59

    ❤️

  • Alesco L.
    03/08/2022 01:47

    I don't want to even imagine where rap music would've been after the retirement of the prime Jay Z's and the Nas's if it were not for Kendrick Lamar and J Cole offering a solution, Offcourse plus other few dope rappers in the game trying to push hard

  • Ke R.
    03/05/2022 22:12

    the first "pop" artist to win a Pulitzer Prize? They need to show Hip-Hop a little respect. If he got arrested today, the media would classify him as a rapper, so why when he win the Pulitzer, he's a "Pop" artist?

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