Birth Name: Kendrick Lamar Duckworth
Place of Birth: Compton, Los Angeles, California, United States
Date of Birth: June 17, 1987
Kendrick Lamar is an American rapper, songwriter, and record producer. He is also known as K.Dot, Oklama, Kung-Fu Kenny, and Conrow Kenny. 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 was born in Compton, California, to parents from Chicago, Illinois, Paula Oliver and Kenny Duckworth. He was named after singer Eddie Kendricks, of The Temptations. In 1995, he witnessed his idols Tupac Shakur and Dr. Dre filming the music video for their song “California Love,” which was a significant moment in his life. As a teenager, he attended Centennial High School in Compton, and was a straight-A student.
Kendrick is a cousin of professional basketball player Nick Young, and rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer Baby Keem.
He has two children with his fiancée, beautician Whitney Alford.