Kendrick Lamar (born June 17, 1987) is a rapper from Compton, California and is a member of Black Hippy collective along with members Jay Rock, Ab-Soul and ScHoolboy Q. His music is largely influenced by the works of Tupac Shakur, Jay-Z, Nas and DMX.
He released the Kendrick Lamar EP in 2009, the critically acclaimed O(verly) D(edicated) mix tape in 2010 and most recently, his 2011 digital album Section.80, released under Top Dawg Entertainment. His debut album “A Good Kid In A Mad City” is set to be released sometime in 2012. Listen for his verse on “Buried Alive” Pure classic! His intoxicating rhymes coupled with the ability TO RIDE THE BEAT is ingenious. Listen to his single “Hi Power” at www.DramcydalTV.com