Kendrick Lamar

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Rapper • Songwriter • Record Producer

Birth Name: Kendrick Lamar Duckworth

Birth Date: June 17, 1987

Age: 36 years old

Birth Place: Compton, California

Born and raised in Compton, Kendrick Lamar was enraptured with rap at a young age. At 16, he released his first mixtape, entitled Youngest Head N****a in Charge (Hub City Threat: Minor of the Year) . The album got around, and soon, Lamar was signed to the indie rap record label Top Dawg Entertainment. He appeared around the area and gained notoriety.

At the age of 20, he was featured on Jay Rock's first single "All My Life (In the Ghetto)," which got Lamar noticed by Lil Wayne. Alongside Lil Wayne, Lamar released his next mixtape, called C4. But before Lamar's solo career took off, he toured with Jay Rock and others, forming the group Black Hippy. The band never released an album, but the notoriety of their talent went viral, boosting Lamar's 2010 mixtape Overly Dedicated.

After that, Lamar released his first full-length album Section.80 in 2011. The record was well received but wasn't the breakthrough success some expected. However, Lamar's notoriety rose and he was signed to Interscope Records for his next album, 2012's good kid, m.A.A.

city. Featuring a who's who of rap producers including Dr. Dre and Pharrell Williams, the album quickly became a huge hit, backed by singles including "Poetic Justice" and "Swimming Pools (Drank)." After that, Lamar became a major player in the rap scene and his follow-up album, 2015's To Pimp a Butterfly, was one of the most anticipated rap albums in a while. It was a huge success, selling more than a million copies across the world. To Pimp a Butterfly earned Lamar numerous awards, including five Grammys.

He followed it up in 2016 with untitled unmastered., a release of unfinished demos from his previous album. Lamar's fourth studio album, "Damn," was released in April 2017 to almost unviersally positive reviews, and was certified Platinum by RIAA. Lamar was nominated for seven Grammy awards at the 2018 ceremony, ultimately winning five: Best Rap Album, Best Rap Performance, Best Rap Song, Best Music Video, and Best Rap/Sung Performance.

Following this, he produced the soundtrack album for the massive worldwide hit "Black Panther" (Marvel Studios, 2018), entitled "Black Panther: The Album - Music From and Inspired By," which was also a huge success. In April 2018, Lamar was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Music for his album "Damn." He was the first non-jazz or classical artist to win this award.

Credits

Piece by Piece

Voice
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2024

Kendrick Lamar: Live at Glastonbury 2022

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2023

Kendrick Lamar's Birthday Beats

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2023

Kendrick Lamar - Live in London

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2023

Kendrick Lamar - Live

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2023

The Melodic Blue: Baby Keem

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2023

Kendrick Lamar's The Big Steppers TourStream

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2022

Kendrick Lamar: N95

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2022

Lil Wayne Feat. Kendrick Lamar: Mona Lisa

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2022

Pass the Mic: A Movement Generations in the Making

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2022

Kendrick Lamar: The Heart Part 5

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2022

TAPE

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2022

Baby Keem & Kendrick Lamar: Range brothers

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2021

Celebrity Cameos

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2021

Academy Award Nods

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2021

Movie Bests

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2021

BBMAs Legends

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2021

Essentials: Kendrick Lamar

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2021

Guest Curator: Jon Batiste

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2021

HHRB Collabs: Now

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2021

Voices of the Generation

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2021

We Focused

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2021

Baby Keem & Kendrick Lamar: family ties

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2021

HBCU -nity

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2021

Rising Star: Faouzia

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2021

Thankful4HipHop

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2021

Hip Hop Motivation

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2021

6 Music Artist Collection

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2020

6 Music Artist Collection

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2020

Vibe: Go With the Flow

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2020

Rap Motivation

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2019

Hip Hop: The Songs That Shook America

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2019

2019 BET Awards: Extras

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2019

Anderson Paak Feat. Kendrick Lamar: Tints

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2019

Love & Lust: A Hip-Hop Valentine's

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2019

Obamas Favs 2018

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2019

Rich the Hits

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2019

20yrs of Hip-Hop

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2019

Best Rap Performers

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2019

For the Culture

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2019

Future Legends

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2019

Snuggle Up

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2019

Football Faves

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2019

Rap Beef

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2019

.Paak Attack

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2019

All-Star 2K19

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2019

You Know Nothing

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2019

DreamvilleVsTDE

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2019

Four Twenty

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2019

Infinity Stones

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2019

Can You Dig It

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2019

B.R.L

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2019

HBCU New Skool

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2019

Hip-Hop Anthems

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2019

Icons of Hip-Hop

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2019

Lyrical Lounge

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2019

ScHoolboyQ D.Y.K

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2019

Hip-Hop's Homage to Funk, Jazz & Soul

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2019

Motivate ME!

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2019

Hip-Hop Summer Sizzle

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2019

Male Nominees

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2019

Squad Goals

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2019

Day In Vegas Fest

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2019

Watch the Throne

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2019

Essentials: Taylor Swift

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2019

SiR Feat. Kendrick Lamar: Hair Down

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2019

New Gen Hip-Hop

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2019

Duckwrth New West

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2019

HBCU Band Hits

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2019

HBCU Now

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2019

Future Icon

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2019

AJ Mitchell's Picks

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2019

Kendrick Lamar: Love

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2018

Kendrick Lamar: Love

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2018

J Cole Vs Kendrick

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2018

Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, Future & James Blake: King's Dead

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2018

Kendrick Lamar Feat. SZA: All the Stars

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2018

Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, Future and James Blake: King's Dead

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2018

The Weeknd and Kendrick Lamar: Pray For Me

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2018

The 60th Annual Grammy Awards

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2018

Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, Future and James Blake: King's Dead (Pseudo Video)

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2018

Black History Month in Music: 10 Powerful Videos That Matter

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2018

TDE Tour

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2018

Millennial Hits

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2018

Todd Dulaney's Inspiring the Future Playlist

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2018

Kendrick Lamar Feat. SZA: All the Stars

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2018

Hip-Hop Love

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2018

Jay Rock Feat. Future, Kendrick Lamar: King's Dead

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2018

Hit List: February 2018

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2018

KCA Fav Songs

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2018

KCA Male Faves

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2018

March Pregame

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2018

Rich the Kid

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2018

Chart Toppers

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2018

Kendrick Lamar

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2018

The Panther

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2018

Billboard Music Awards 2018: 20 Nominees to Watch

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2018

Billboard Music Awards 2018: All the Songs You Need to Hear

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2018

SZA Feat. Kendrick Lamar: Doves in the Wind

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2018

BBMA Top Rap

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2018

BBMA Top Artists

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2018

Modern Romance

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2018

Taylor & Katy

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2018

BBMA 2018 Winners

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2018

Straight Outta ATL

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2018

W.Coast Hittas

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2018

The Best of 2018 So Far

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2018

Black Music Idols

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2018

HipHop Risng Stars

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2018

Jay Rock Feat. Kendrick Lamar: Win

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2018

Top Hip Hop

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2018

Top Videos

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2018

Songs of the Year

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2018

Fourth of July Party: All the Songs You Need

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2018

Choice Hip-Hop

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2018

Choice Male

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2018

Top Male Artists

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2018

T Swift Evolution

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2018

Trap Hits

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2018

Madden 19

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2018

Black Music Month: Hip-Hop's Indelible Contribution

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2018

Best of TDE

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2018

HBCU Soundtrack

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2018

Study Hall

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2018

Study Mode

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2018

Hip Hop Nominees

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2018

Mike Posner's Top Picks

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2018

Rap Best Features

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2018

Jay Rock Feat. Kendrick Lamar: Wow Freestyle

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2018

Best of HipHop '18

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2018

10 Hip-Hop Videos to Get You Hyped for Summer

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2018

Best Music Videos of 2018

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2018

Best of 2018: Hit List

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2018

NYE Party: Hip-Hop

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2018

Best Rap Noms

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2018

Song of the Year

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2018

Record of the Year

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2018

2019 Grammy Awards: Nominees to Watch

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2018

Jay-Z Picks

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2018

Hate U Give

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2018

Best Up 2019

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2018

Zara's Best Up 2019

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2018

Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes

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2018

AMA Top Rap

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2017

Kendrick Lamar: Element

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2017

Fresh Hip-Hop Playlist

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2017

Kendrick Lamar: DNA./HUMBLE.

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2017

The Defiant OnesStream

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2017
100%

The Best of Kendrick Lamar

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2017

100 Percent Kendrick Lamar

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2017

Kendrick Lamar: Humble

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2017

Kendrick Lamar: DNA

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2017

Travis Scott Feat. Kendrick Lamar: goosebumps

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2017

100 Percent Kendrick Lamar Vol.2

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2017

Mike Will Made-It Feat. Kendrick Lamar, Gucci Mane: Perfect Pint

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2017

Kendrick Lamar: Element.

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2017

Kendrick Lamar Feat. Rihanna: Loyalty

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2017

Music Video Awards 2017: Nominees to Watch

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2017

Frosh Beats 2017

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2017

Our Favorite Videos Right Now

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2017

Mike WiLL Made-It Feat. Gucci Mane, Kendrick Lamar & Rae Sremmurd: Perfect Pint

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2017

Rich The Kid Feat. Kendrick Lamar: New Freezer

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2017

Rapsody Feat. Kendrick Lamar: Power

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2017

Rapsody Feat. Kendrick Lamar & Lance Skiiiwalker: Power

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2017

2018 Grammy Awards: All the Nominees to Watch

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2017

2018 Grammy Awards: The Songs You Need to Hear Before the Show

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2017

20 Perfect Songs To Ring In 2018

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2017

Kendrick Lamar: LOVE.

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2017

Kendrick Lamar Feat. Zacari: LOVE.

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2017

Best of 2017: 20 Standout Music Videos

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2017

Best of 2017: Hit List

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2017

Rich The Kid Feat. Kendrick Lamar: New Freezer

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2017

Essence Festival 2016

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2016

2016 American Music Awards

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2016

Danny Brown Feat. Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul & Earl Sweatshirt: Really Doe

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2016

Sia feat. Kendrick Lamar: The Greatest

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2016

Noisey

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2016

The 58th Annual Grammy Awards

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2016

Miguel Feat. Kendrick Lamar: How Many Drinks?

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2016

Maroon 5 Feat. Kendrick Lamar: Don't Wanna Know

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2016

Funkadelic Feat. Kendrick Lamar & Ice Cube: Ain't That Funkin' Kinda Hard on You? (We Ain't Neva Gonna Stop Remix)

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2016

Maroon 5 Feat. Kendrick Lamar: Don't Wanna Know (Explicit)

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2016

Kendrick Lamar: God Is Gangsta

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2016

The Late Show With Stephen ColbertStream

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2015

Taylor Swift Feat. Kendrick Lamar: Bad Blood

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2015

Taylor Swift Feat. Kendrick Lamar: Bad Blood

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2015

Chris Brown feat. Kendrick Lamar: Autumn Leaves

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2015

Jidenna Feat. Kendrick Lamar: Classic Man (Remix)

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2015

Kendrick Lamar: I

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2015

Kendrick Lamar: Alright

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2015

BJ the Chicago Kid Feat. Kendrick Lamar: The New Cupid

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2015

Kendrick Lamar: King Kunta

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2015

Kendrick Lamar Feat. Anna Wise: These Walls

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2015

Jidenna Feat. Kendrick Lamar: Classic Man Remix

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2015

Kendrick Lamar: For Free? (Interlude)

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2015

100 Kendrick Lamar

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2015

Kendrick Lamar Feat. Bilal, Anna Wise & Thundercat: These Walls

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2015

Music Awards 2016: Top Artists

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2015

Bacardi Triangle Live From Puerto Rico

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2014

Reading and Leeds Festival

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2014

Glastonbury

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2014

The Message

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2014

iHeartRadio Music Awards

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2014

Alicia Keys Feat. Kendrick Lamar: It's on Again (The Amazing Spider-Man 2 - Official Video)

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2014

Soulpower

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2014

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonStream

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2014

The 56th Annual Grammy Awards

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2014

Funkadelic Feat. Ice Cube and Kendrick Lamar: Ain't That Funkin' Kinda Hard on You?

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2014

Chris Brown Feat. Kendrick Lamar: Autumn Leaves

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2014

Chris Brown Feat. Kendrick Lamar: Autumn Leaves

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2014

Jasmine V Feat. Kendrick Lamar: That's Me Right There

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2014

Schoolboy Q Feat. Kendrick Lamar: Collard Greens

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2014

Alicia Keys Feat. Kendrick Lamar: It's on Again

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2014

Tech N9ne Feat. Kendrick Lamar, Kendall Morgan: Fragile

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2014

Flying Lotus Feat. Kendrick Lamar: Never Catch Me

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2014

2013 American Music Awards

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2013

Kendrick Lamar: Live at Itunes Festival

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2013

The Arsenio Hall Show

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2013

Radio 1 Big Weekend 2013

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2013

BET Awards 2013: Extras

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2013

T.I. Feat. B.o.B, Kendrick Lamar and Kris Stephens: Memories Back Then

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2013

Bridget Kelly Feat. Kendrick Lamar: Street Dreamin'

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2013

Rich Gang Feat. Kendrick Lamar: 100 Favors

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2013

50 Cent Feat. Kendrick Lamar: We Up

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2013

Bridget Kelly Feat. Kendrick Lamar: Street Dreamin'

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2013

Mayer Hawthorne Feat. Kendrick Lamar: Crime

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2013

T.I. Feat. Kendrick Lamar and B.o.B: Memories Back Then (Clean)

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2013

A$AP Rocky: F... Problems (Explicit)

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2013

ScHoolboy Q feat. Kendrick Lamar: Collard Greens (Explicit)

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2013

Robin Thicke Feat. Kendrick Lamar & 2 Chainz: Give It 2 U

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2013

The Lonely Island feat. Adam Levine & Kendrick Lamar: YOLO

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2013

Talib Kweli Feat. Kendrick Lamar, Curren$y: Push Thru

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2013

Hustle Gang Feat. B.o.B, T.I., Kendrick Lamar: Memories Back Then

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2013

Cypher Replay

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2012

Kendrick Lamar: Don't Kill My Vibe

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2012

Kendrick Lamar: Sing About Me, I'm Dying Of Thirst

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2012

Kendrick Lamar: Swimming Pools (Drank)

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2012

Kendrick Lamar: Backseat Freestyle

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2012

A$AP Rocky Feat. Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar: F...kin' Problems

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2012

Kendrick Lamar Feat. Drake: Poetic Justice

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2012

Kendrick Lamar: B. Don't Kill My Vibe

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2012

Kendrick Lamar Feat. Drake: Poetic Justice

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2012

A$AP Rocky Feat. Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar: F...kin' Problems (Explicit)

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2012

The Game Feat. Kendrick Lamar: The City

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2012

Kendrick Lamar Feat. Dr. Dre: The Recipe

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2012

Kendrick Lamar: Cut You Off

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2011

Jay Rock Feat. Kendrick Lamar: Hood Gone Love It

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2011

ConanStream

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2010

Late Night With Jimmy Fallon

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2009

The Colbert Report

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2005

The Ellen DeGeneres Show

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2003

Jimmy Kimmel Live!Stream

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2003

Last Call With Carson Daly

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2002

106 & Park: BET's Top 10 Live

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2000

Late Show With David Letterman

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1993

Austin City LimitsStream

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Saturday Night LiveStream

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