Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar - Updated Mar 2023

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Updated On January 27, 2023

Kendrick Lamar is a famous rapper and songwriter from the United States. Kendrick Lamar is widely known for writing socially conscious songs and utilizing progressive musical styles. Moreover, Lamar is frequently regarded as one of his generation’s most influential hip-hop artists.

Early Life and Childhood

Kendrick Lamar was born in Compton, California, United States on the 17th of June 1987. His birth name is Kendrick Lamar Duckworth. He is 35 years old (as of 2023) under the zodiac sign Gemini. Lamar holds an American nationality and follows the Christianity religion.

Regarding his family background, he is the son of Kenny Duckworth (Father) and Paula Oliver (Mother). In honor of the singer-songwriter Eddie Kendricks, his mother gave him that name. Lamar grew up along with his sister Kayla Duckworth.

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Caption: Kendrick Lamar’s childhood photo source: Pinterest


Speaking of his educational background, He finished his basic fundamental education at Compton Unified School District’s McNair Elementary. Later, he went to Compton’s Centennial High School. Lamar was a bright student who consistently received A grades.

Career and Professional Life

Talking about his career, Under the alias K-Dot, Lamar debuted in 2004 with a mixtape titled “Youngest Head Nigga in Charge” at the age of 16. He received praise for the album from his community and signed a deal with the record company Top Dawg Entertainment.

Moreover, He collaborated with rappers Jay Rock and Ya Boy in 2006 and 2007. He appeared under his alias in the songs “The Cypha” and “Cali Niggaz” by rapper The Games.

His next mixtape, “C4”, which was included on Wayne’s “The carter III LP,” was released in 2009. Around this time, he stopped using his pseudonym at work and started going by his real name. He issued “The Kendrick Lamar EP (Extended Play)” later that year.

Along with Jay Rock, Schoolboy Q, and Ab-Soul, he founded the hip-hop group “Black Hippy” in 2009. Each team member frequently appeared in the videos and tapes of the others.

His debut mixtape, “Overly Dedicated,” was released in 2010 under the name Kendrick Lamar, and that same year, the album debuted on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.

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Caption: Kendrick Lamar performing a live concert in Paris source: NME.

His debut studio album, entitled “Section.80,” was digitally released in 2011 and peaked at number 13 on the Billboard 200.

He greatly increased his popularity during this time through album releases and guest appearances. He launched two albums in 2011: “Good Kid” and “M.A.A.D City.” His albums received a lot of praise and were nominated for that year’s prestigious Grammy Awards.

More about his career

Between 2013 and 2014, he kept on touring. Additionally, he made cameos on the albums of musicians like YG, Tame Impala, and SZA. He released the song “I” from his album “To Pimp a Butterfly” in 2014. The following year, the album was released with excellent reviews.

He was a part of Taylor Swift’s official remix of “Bad Blood” in 2015, as well as the music video. The song then reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100. He released ‘Untitled Unmastered,’ a compilation album of unfinished demos, in 2016.

He issued the promotional single “The Heart Part 4” in 2017. The lead single, “Humble,” and its accompanying video were released the following week. His subsequent album, titled “Album,” was released in April 2007 and featured U2, Rihanna, and Zacari as special guests.

Kendrick Lamar – Net Worth 2023

Kendrick Lamar has earned a huge amount of money through his hard work and brilliance. His estimated net worth as of 2023 is around $75 million.


Kendrick also has earned a lot of wealth through endorsements with different brands and companies.

Lamar signed a long-term publishing deal with BMI in April 2019, which will now represent the rapper’s extensive music catalog. He also makes a lot of money from Nike and American Express endorsement deals.

Further, Airbnb, Beats By Dre American Express, and Beats Pill XL are the companies with which Lamar has collaborated.

Awards and Achievements

Kendrick won the BET Hip Hop Award for ‘Lyricist of the Year’ in 2012 and 2013. In 2013, he received the Vanguard Award at the ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards, as well as the BET Award for ‘Best New Artist’ and ‘Best Male Hip-Hop Artist’. He also won ‘Album of the Year’ at the Soul Train Music Awards in 2013 for Good Kid, the m.A.A.D City.

He was named ‘Best Male Hip-Hop Artist’ at the BET Awards in 2014 and 2015. In 2014, he won several BET Hip Hop Awards, including Album of the Year and Lyricist of the Year. For ‘I,’ he received Grammy Awards for ‘Best Rap Song’ and ‘Best Rap Performance’ in 2015.

Further, He won the Grammy Awards for “Best Rap Performance” and “Best Rap Song” in 2016. He also received a Grammy Award for ‘Best Rap/Sung Collaboration’ for ‘These Walls’ (with Anna Wise, Bilal, and Thundercat).

He won the Grammy Award for ‘Best Music Video’ for ‘Bad Blood’ (with Taylor Swift) in 2015. In 2016, his album ‘To Pimp a Butterfly’ won ‘Album of the Year’ at the Grammys. In 2017, he was nominated for several Grammy Awards in various categories.

Personal Life

Regarding his love life, Lamar is currently married to Whitney Alford. The two started dating each other when they were very young.

After being together for a long time, Lamar and Whitney tied the wedding knot on April 2015. They were blessed with two kids however their name has not been revealed.

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Caption: Kendrick Lamar with his wife Whitney Alford source: GQ.

Body Measurements

Kendrick Lamar is very handsome and attractive undoubtedly. He has a perfect height of 5 feet 6 inches (164 cm/1.64 m) and weighs around 67 kg (148 lbs). In addition, Lamar has brown pair of eyes and black hair color.

Kendrick Lamar – Social Media

He is active on his Instagram account @kendricklamar with 12.2 million followers. Moreover, he also has 12.3 million followers on Twitter and 13 million followers on Facebook.