Kendrick Lamar at Stade de France
Biography of Kendrick Lamar
The beginnings of Kendrick Lamar
Kendrick Lamar Duckworth was born on 17 June 1987 in Compton, California. Dre. In 2003, aged just 16, he released his first mixtape, "Youngest Head In Charge", under the pseudonym of K-Dot.
First spotted by the Def Jam label whose head is none other than Jay-Z, he was ultimately signed by Top Dawg Entertainment, an independent label in Los Angeles.
In 2005, he released "Training Day", a mixtape of 36 songs, still under the name of K-Dot. It was only in 2008 that he appeared as Kendrick Lamar on Jay Rock's first album, "All My Life (In the Ghetto)". A year later, he formed a rap group with Dr. Dre, Ab-Soul and Schoolboy Q called Black Hippy.
His collaboration with Dr Dre: a success
In 2011, Kendrick Lamar released his first album, "Section.80", which he created with Dr. Dre. A real success. In the same year, he collaborated with The Game on their album, "The R.E.D" or on "Take Care" by Drake. In 2012, he released his 2nd album, "Good Kid, m.A.A.d city", which was ranked second on the Billboard charts, produced once again by Dr. Dre.
In 2015, he released his third album, "To Pimp a Butterfly", which he worked on with Terrace Martin, Thundercat and Pharrell Williams. His album got to No. 1 and picked up 7 Grammy Awards from twenty nominations. One year later, he released a compilation called "Untitled Unmastered", which got to No. 1 as soon as it was released.
Today, Kendrick Lamar is considered to be one of the greatest Rap and RNB rappers of his generation.
Kendrick Lamar’s previous concerts at Stade de France
August 2013Support act for Eminem
After 10 years of absence, Eminem returned to the stage in France, notably at Stade de France on 22 August 2013, where he invited Kendrick Lamar to be his support act.