On any list of the most popular rappers in the world, Kendrick Lamar will surely get a spot. He is among the most successful in America and also doubles as a songwriter and record producer. The rap star has gathered a lot of fans including the likes of Barack Obama, Adele, Pharell, to mention a few.
Outside the music world, the American rapper prefers being under the radar, nevertheless, he has also revealed a few facts about himself. He is said to be one of the meekest and large-hearted individuals in the industry. A lot of his fans have given their views about him with many pointing to the fact that he is obviously practicing his faith, Christianity. The rapper sure has a whole lot of things that make him interesting, so check out a full account of his life, career and every other thing that makes him Kendrick Lamar.
Who Is Kendrick Lamar?
K-Dot, as he is popularly known, is an American rapper, songwriter and record producer born on June 17, 1987, in Compton California. There, he started out his musical career as a teen and has grown into one of the pivot music legends in history. At birth, he was named Kendrick Lamar Duckworth and grew up as an obedient child to his parents, Kenny Duckworth and Paula Oliver. He was named after his mother’s music god, Eddie Kendricks.
For his educational pursuit, he started at McNair Elementary and Vanguard Learning Centre. He is also one of the numerous straight-A students Centennial High School has produced in history.
Way back at the age of 8, Kendrick Lamar had already drafted out his career plans and aligned his ways to be a successful music star. He looked up to the likes of Tupac Shakur and Dr. Dre as he often watched their shows. He refers the day he watched the duo film their music video California Love in his hometown as one of the most memorable days in his life.
Despite having his parents by his side, Lamar still needed the help of welfare for his needs and was raised in section 8 housing.
At the age of 16, the music star decided to leave concerts and record his first mixtape titled Youngest Head Nigga in Charge (2004). The mixtape emerged as one of the best at the time and got him a recording contract with Top Dawg Entertainment. He continued at a good pace and released a 26-track mixtape titled Training Day in 2005.
All through 2005 and 2006, he mostly featured in music videos where he worked with the likes of Jay Rock and Ya Boy. Following so many years in the industry, Kendrick Lamar has contributed impressively with his musical offerings to the world at large. He even had a major bloomer via his soundtrack for the renowned movie Black Panther (2018).
Kendrick Lamar holds twelve Grammy awards and received many nominations as well. He was most-awarded as the artist with the Best Rap Album and has also received two civic honors. In 2016, the Mayor of Compton Aja Brown honored him with the Key to The City. Down the line, he has received other prestigious awards and is currently the holder of the Pulitzer Prize in the music category.
What Is His Net Worth?
With such achievements to his name, nothing less than a large chunk is expected from the American rapper’s net worth. He is estimated to be worth $45 million and currently sits among the richest rappers in the world.
Who Is The Girlfriend Or Wife?
The American rapper sure has a special choice when it comes to the affairs of women, unlike other artists who may have had a truckload of women in their dating history, he has his eyes for only one woman and has never cheated on her.
For a while now, Kendrick Lamar has been in a platonic relationship with his high school sweetheart, Whitney Alford. The two met during their days in college and they have been faithful and committed to each other for over a decade and counting.
On Kendrick’s part, he is often times seen in interviews where he refers Whitney to as his best friend. Their relationship is really envied by many what with their commitment to each other. The American musician is said to have professed his love for her in his single hit titled King Kunta (2015).
Recently, the lovebirds caused a few quakes on the internet as a result of the announcement of their engagement.