Kendrick Lamar Duckworth is an American rapper, record producer, songwriter, and actor who was born on the 17th of June 1987 in Compton, California.
Lamar began his musical career when he was a teenager with the stage name K.Dot. He is regarded as one of the most influential rappers of all time. Kendrick belongs to the hip hop group Black Hippy.
The rapper has sold over 70 million records in the United States alone. This hassled him to bag multiple awards including, 14 Grammies, six Billboard Music Awards, 11 MTV Video Music Awards and a Pulitzer Prize among many others.
Lamar revealed in an interview that his biggest musical influence is Tupac Shakur. He also stated that Notorious B.I.G, Jay-Z, Nas and Eminem are his favorite rappers.
Kendrick Lamar Net Worth 2022
Kendrick Lamar is one of the most popular and highest paid rappers in the world, with an estimated net worth of $75m.
Lamar is a devout Christian, having converted following the death of a friend. He has been outspoken about his faith in his music and interviews.
He announced to the audience during Kanye West’s Yeezus Tour that he had been baptized in 2013. Lamar has credited God for his fame and his “deliverance” from crime that often plagued Compton in the 1990s.
He also believes his career is divinely inspired and that he has a greater purpose to serve mankind, saying in an interview with Complex in 2014, “I got a greater purpose, God put something in my heart to get across and that’s what I’m going to focus on, using my voice as an instrument and doing what needs to be done.”