Kendrick Lamar

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

Lamar in 2013, photo by Joe Seer/

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 rapper, songwriter, and record producer. He is also known as K-Dot, Kung-Fu Kenny, and Conrow Kenny.

He was born in Compton, California, to parents from Chicago, Illinois, Kenny Duckworth and Paula Oliver. 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 was 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. He has one child with his fiancée Whitney Alford.

4 Responses

  1. Akwaba says:

    His parents are named Kenny Duckworth and Paula Oliver

  2. Check7t says:

    He could pass as Igbo.

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