Kendrick Lamar

by Mixed Kidd on June 17, 2014

LOS ANGELES - JUN 30: Kendrick Lamar at the 2013 BET Awards at N

Birth Name: Kendrick Lamar Duckworth

Place of Birth: Compton, Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: June 17, 1987

Ethnicity: African-American

Kendrick Lamar is an American hip-hop recording artist. He was born in Compton, California, to parents from Chicago, Illinois. His birth name was given to him by his mother in honor of singer Eddie Kendricks. In 1995, at the age of eight, Lamar witnessed his idols Tupac Shakur and Dr. Dre, film the music video for their hit single “California Love”, which would later prove to be a very significant moment in Lamar’s life. As a teenager, Lamar attended Centennial High School in Compton, where he was a straight A student.

He is a member of West Coast hip hop group Black Hippy, alongside fellow California-based rappers Schoolboy Q, Jay Rock, and Ab-Soul.

Kendrick is a cousin of professional basketball player Nick Young.

Photo by Joe Seer/

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Check7t October 20, 2014 at 6:14 pm

He could pass as Igbo.

tinasheeeee October 21, 2014 at 9:42 am

It’s possible he could have Igbo roots.

Dom92 September 29, 2015 at 9:48 pm

I doubt it. He looks Luba-Lunda. His also not as loud and charismatic as typical Americans with West African roots. He is very soft spoken.
And also not very tall.

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