Although Kendrick Lamar isn’t my favorite rapper, I do enjoy his music very much and I was very interested in finding out more about him. Being that I was always a fan of West Coast music and artist I decided to share some of the interesting facts I’ve learned and some things I thought most people wouldn’t know about him.
Kendrick Lamar Facts
1) Kendrick Lamar Duckworth was born June 17, 1987 in Los Angeles California
2) He was a straight A student at Centennial High School in Compton (same school as Dr. Dre)
3) Released his first full mixtape at the age of 16.
After hearing “Ignorance is Bliss” off his mixtape “Overly Dedicated” Dr. Dre wanted to work with Kendrick.
4) First debut album was in 2011 entitled “Section.80″
Second Album was entitled Good Kid m.A.A.d City
5) Gained a lot of attention due to his verse on Big Sean’s song “Control”
6) He is actually good friends with a lot of the rappers he mentioned in that verse. Kendrick says that the verse wasn’t meant to be a diss record just showing a little friendly competition just as “the guys” would do on the basketball court
7) Tupac Shakur, Biggie Smalls, Jay Z, Nas, and Eminem are his top 5 favorite rappers of all time
8) Kendrick loves sugary cereals hints the name for his song “Cartoon and Cereal”
9) He is part of a rap group called “Black Hippy” along with School Boy Q, Jay Rock, and AB-Soul.
10) Kendrick is 5 feet 6 inches and has 5 siblings