Kendrick Lamar: News

Kendrick Lamar is a popular American rapper, record producer, and songwriter who is known as one of the most influential rappers of his generation. He is the recipient of several accolades including a Pulitzer Prize, 13 Grammy Awards, six Billboard Music Awards, two American Music Awards, a Brit Award, an Academy Award nomination, and 11 MTV Video Music Awards. He is also a member of the American hip-hop supergroup called Black Hippy. Lamar’s musical journey started at the age of 16 when he released his first full-length project which was a mixtape called ‘Youngest Head Nigga in Charge (Hub City Threat: Minor of the Year).’ It was released under his pseudonym K.Dot and it led to his signing with the independent record label, Top Dawg Entertainment. In 2005, Lamar released a 26-track mixtape named ‘Training Day.’ He gained popularity in 2010 after his first retail release of ‘Overly Dedicated.’ In 2011, Lamar released his first independent studio album called ‘Section.80,’ which also contained his debut single ‘HiiiPoWeR.’ After this, he went on to release notable albums like ‘Good Kid,’ ‘m.A.A.d City,’ ‘To Pimp a Butterfly,’ ‘Untitled Unmastered,’ and ‘Damn,’ among several others.

08 May 2024


UMG takes a backseat in Drake and Kendrick Lamar's feud

Amid the escalating tension between rap titans Drake and Kendrick Lamar, their shared music label Universal Music Group (UMG) has chosen not to intervene.

08 May 2024


Shooting at Drake's Toronto mansion leaves security guard 'seriously injured'

A security guard was critically injured in a drive-by shooting at the Toronto residence of renowned Canadian rapper, Drake.

06 May 2024


Why are Drake, Kendrick Lamar at odds? Intense rivalry explained

Two of Hollywood's most popular rapper-singers, Kendrick Lamar and Drake have been enjoying a permanent spot in the headlines for the last few days.

21 Feb 2023


NAACP Image Awards: Beyoncé, Rihanna among winners from first night

The 54th edition of the NAACP Image Awards was held on Monday.

11 Feb 2019

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#GRAMMYs: Drake disses the award during his acceptance speech

The Grammy Awards are to music what the Oscars are to films.

17 Apr 2018

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2018 Pulitzer Prizes: #MeToo coverage, Kendrick Lamar and more

Kendrick Lamar created history by becoming the first rap artist to receive the Pulitzer Award for Music on Monday, generally accorded to jazz and classical artists, for his album 'DAMN'.

29 Jan 2018


Grammys 2018: Bruno Mars, Kendrick Lamar, Ed Sheeran win big

Grammy Awards 2018, arguably one of the most politically-charged in the last 60 years, were held at Madison Square Garden on Sunday.