- Category : 1987-births
- Type : MGE
- Profile : 4/6 - Opportunistic / Role Model
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Eden 2
American rapper and songwriter who embarked on his musical career as a teenager under the stage name K-Dot, releasing a mixtape that garnered local attention and led to his signing with indie record label Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE).
In 2011, Lamar independently released his first studio album, "Section.80," which included his debut single, "HiiiPoWeR." His major label debut album, "good kid, m.A.A.d city," was released in 2012. It debuted at #2 on the US Billboard 200 chart.
Lamar has received a number of accolades over the course of his career, including seven Grammy Awards. In early 2013, MTV named Lamar the number one "Hottest MC in the Game," on their annual list. Time named Lamar one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2016. In 2018, Damn became the first non-classical and non-jazz album to be awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Music.