Kendrick Lamar Duckworth, known professionally as Kendrick Lamar, is a rapper/songwriter from Compton CA. He is the son of Chicago Ill. natives. He began his career as a teenager under the name K-Dot, releasing a mixtape that earned accolades locally and lead to his signing with Top Dawg Entertainment. He released his debut album “good kid m.A.A.D. city”, which was jointly produced by Top Dawg Entertainment, Interscope Records and Aftermath Entertainment. He later released the album “To Pimp A Butterfly.”