Ain’t nobody can kill Kendrick Lamar’s vibe!
American rapper and hip hop recording artist from Compton, California Kendrick Lamar who is signed by Aftermath and Interscope Records is also a member of West Coast hip hop supergroup Black Hippy. He first gained attention in 2010 after the release of his fourth mixtape Overly Dedicated. In 2011, he released his first independent album Section.80 which was instantly ranked as one of the top digital hip hop releases of the year on iTunes.
Having worked with Dr. Dre, Game, Young Jeezy, Busta Rhymes and Lil Wayne amongst other in the early stages of his career, Kendrick released his second studio album good kid, m.A.A.d city in 2012 and peaked at the Top 40 hits with singles Swimming Pools (Drank), B*tch, Don’t Kill My Vibe and Poetic Justice. Kendrick’s album debut at number #2 on the the Billboard 200 charts and was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.
Early this year, Kendrick was crowned the Number #1 Hottest MC in the Game by MTV on their famous annual list. Taking notice of his work, GQ has awarded Kendrick with the Rapper of the Year title and has featured him on the cover of their December 2013 Man of the Year issue.
The cover story features Kendrick’s journey since the release of his second studio album good kid, m.A.A.d. city, touring with Kanye West, his feud with Drake and more. The rapper also freestyles for GQ. The full article is available here.
Kendrick Free Styling For GQ.