Kendrick Lamar - Sondz

Overview

Kendrick Lamar Duckworth (born June 17, 1987) is an American rapper and songwriter. Known for his progressive musical styles and socially conscious songwriting, he is often considered one of the most influential hip hop artists of his generation. Born and raised in Compton, California, Lamar began his career as a teenager performing under the stage name K.Dot. He quickly garnered local attention which led to him signing a recording contract with Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE) in 2005.

After becoming a founding member of the hip hop supergroup Black Hippy, Lamar dropped his stage name and started using his first and middle names professionally. In 2011, he released his debut studio album Section.80, a conscious hip hop record. The album was met with positive reviews and included his debut single "HiiiiPower". In 2012, Lamar secured a record deal with Dr. Dre’s Aftermath Entertainment, under the aegis of Interscope Records, and releas...

Facts

Also performed asOKLAMA
Born17 June 1987 (Age: 35), in Compton
AreaUnited States
Years active19
StatusActive
GenderMale
Label(s)Top Dawg EntertainmentInterscope RecordsAftermath Entertainment[no label]PICTBig Machine RecordsRepublic Records222 RecordsRCApgLang

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Collaborators

NameRole(s)
Derek Ali
Derek AliMixRecording
Terrace Martin
Terrace MartinProducerKeyboardSaxophoneAlto saxophoneVocoderProducer (additional)Horn
Sounwave
SounwaveProducerProducer (additional)GuestKeyboardStringsProducer (co)
Jay Rock
Jay RockCreditGuest
Cyrus “Nois” Taghipour
Cyrus “Nois” TaghipourMix (assistant)Mix
Tyler Page
Tyler PageMix (assistant)Mix
Thundercat
ThundercatGuestProducerBassBackground vocalsCreditProducer (additional)Bass guitar
Matt Schaeffer
Matt SchaefferMixRecordingMix (assistant)Guitar
James Hunt
James HuntRecordingMix (assistant)Mix
Bēkon
BēkonAdditionalProducer (additional)ProducerViolin