Happy Birthday, Kenny: Here's 14 Stories About Kendrick Lamar You Should Read
Let’s welcome the award-winning MC to the dirty-30 club.
Born on this day, June 17, 1987, in Compton, California, a child would grow into one of the most devastating artists to come out in a generation. Beginning his career as K-Dot, Kendrick Lamar released an album that caught the attention of TDE impresario Top Dawg. Building his reputation as a strong MC and a pretty descriptive storyteller, Kendrick Lamar would sign to Top Dawg Entertainment, release his first retail release (Overly Dedicated) and amass a large following on the eStreets.
Lamar has received numerous accolades, but none more important than an ambassador for those who are facing struggles in life. He has been philanthropic to his community in Compton and a true betterment to the world as a whole. From “Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe” to “Alright” to “Humble,” the good kid from the m.A.A.d. city has finessed the game and enriched it for all those involved. With that in mind, we are proud to share these 14 stories with you to read, listen to and digest on what is the 30th birthday of one of the greatest rappers alive.