Kendrick Lamar Duckworth is an American rapper, songwriter, and record producer. He is often cited as one of the most influential rappers of his generation. Aside from his solo career, he is also a member of the hip hop supergroup Black Hippy alongside his former Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE) labelmates Ab-Soul, Jay Rock, and Schoolboy Q.
Lamar first gained major public attention after the release of his 2010 mixtape O(verly) D(edicated). In 2011, his album Section.80, released exclusively through iTunes, instantly ranked as one of the top digital hip-hop releases of the year. In 2012, he crossed over to mainstream audiences with his major label debut, good kid, m.A.A.d city, which was widely regarded as an instant classic. In 2015, he released To Pimp a Butterfly to widespread acclaim. The album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart.
The following year, untitled unmastered. was released by surprise. In April of 2017, Kendrick released DAMN. on Good Friday.
And after five years of silence, on May 13, 2022, Kendrick released his fifth and most recent studio album, Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers, a densely packed concept album full of interconnecting themes, skits, heavily influenced by today's current life struggles steeped in social media's false narratives, COVID and quarantine.
And similar to his most recent viral video, The Heart Part 5, Lamar's Big Steppers tour is said to be full of engaging visuals-- an immersive experience that builds on the themes he introduced in the album.
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