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Kendrick Lamar is an is an American rapper, songwriter, and record producer. He is arguably the greatest rapper of his generation and among the top 10 of all time.
K Dot’s lyrics delve into the African-American experience, Compton gang culture and spirituality while pulsating to elements of jazz, funk and soul.
All of his studio albums have achieved Platinum status, he is the only hip hop artist to win a Pulitzer Prize for Music and he has sold over 70 million records in the USA.
His staggering talent first became evident with the independent release of Overly Dedicated (2010) and Section 80 (2011), which achieved local renown.
His breakout came with Good Kid M.A.A.D City in 2012. This garnered mainstream success and critical renown.
His subsequent records, To Pimp a Butterfly (2015), Damn (2017) and Mr. Morale and the Big Steppers (2022) propelled him into rap’s stratosphere and secured his legacy as one of the few who can produce wildly successful albums that also explore profound topics like religion and racism.
In the midst of the release of Kendrick’s long awaited new album, fans are understandably wondering just how much Lamar is worth.
As of 2022, Kendrick Lamar has an estimated net worth of $75 million, according to celeberitynetworth.
Kendrick Lamar grew up in Compton, Los Angeles alongside gang members who included his father and many of his closest friends.
Lamar was quiet and shy at school, his mother even noted that he was a loner until age 7. He graduated from high school as a straight A student.
He soon turned his attention to music, producing under K. Dot and forming the supergroup Black Hippy which also included now famous rappers, Jay Rock and Ab Soul. He began making music under his birth name in 2009.
Lamar seemed almost destined to make music, being named after Eddie Kendrick of The Temptation.
Despite his wild success and raucous lyrics, Lamar has been with his high-school sweetheart Whitney Alford throughout his career. They tied the knot in 2015 have had two children together.
He is also a devout Christian, having converted following the death of a friend. He believes that his music is divinely inspired and fulfils a greater purpose of serving mankind.
In March 2020, Lamar Founded PGLang a record label, both a production house, and publishing services that creates music, short films, publishing, art and podcasts. In 2022 he visited Ghana to shoot a documentary series in the country.
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