- Name: Kendrick Lamar
- Age: 29 years old
- Height: 5ft 6in (168 cm)
- Occupation: Rapper
- Net Worth: US $25-$35 Million
- Status: Alive
Kendrick Lamar is an American rapper and songwriter born out of Compton, California. He was born on June 17, 1987 to parents Paula Oliver and Kenny Duckworth. He grew up on the rough streets of Compton surrounded by crime and gang activities. Instead of falling victim to his environment, Lamar used it as a motivation for success. He attended Centennial High School. Throughout grade school, Lamar was known to be very keen and observant. His love for writing and poetry eventually sparked an interest in music. He adopted the name K-Dot and started showcasing his skills as a rapper.
At 16 years old, in 2003, Kendrick Lamar released a mixtape titled “Youngest Head Nigga in Charge” that sparked the interest of many throughout California and beyond. The project landed him a deal with a reputable recording company Top Dawg Entertainment. He steadily continued to perfect his craft releasing two other mixtape under the label, “Training Day (2005)” and “C4 (2009).” In the process, he did not shy away from collaborating with other upcoming artists and rappers. His favorite influential artist was Tupac Shakur, The Notorious B.I.G, Eminem, Nas and Jay Z.
In 2010, Kendrick Lamar became affiliated with one of hip hop biggest music producer, Dr Dre. Like many would have expected, his career took off. He continued to work with Top Dawg Entertainment, releasing another mixtape and later introducing is first album “Section.80.” During his time of glory, he collaborated with the likes of Lil Wayne, Busta Rhymes, Young Jeezy, and The Game. Dr Dre immediately took him under his wings and signed him to his independent label Aftermath Entertainment. This elevated Lamar’s career to the next level.
In 2012, MTV name Kendrick Lamar the “Hottest MC” placing him in uncharted territories. His dominating presence could not help but gain respect from fans and other artists. In 2015, he released his next album “To Pimp a Butterfly.” As expected, this released perform astonishingly well. Lamar was nominated for an astounding 11 Grammys that same year. In 2016, Kendrick Lamar won the award for Best Rap Album. Along with Taylor Swift, he swept the stage collecting the most Grammys throughout the award ceremony.
Kendrick Lamar net worth is between $25-$35 million. He is reportedly engaged to Whitney Alford.
Kendrick Lamar Age, Birthday, Wiki
- Birth Name: Kendrick Lamar Duckworth
- Birthday: June 17, 1987
- How Old : Age: 29 years old
- Place of Birth: Compton, California, United States
- Zodiac Sign: Gemini
- How Tall : Height: 5ft 6in (168 cm)
- Occupation: Rapper, Songwriter
- Years Active: 2003-present
- Net Worth 2017: $25-$35 Million
- Partner(s): Whitney Alford
- Death-O-Meter: Alive
- Trending: Kendrick Lamar Grammy nominations 2016, K-Dot
- Official Site: kendricklamar.com