Happy Birthday Kendrick Lamar! Lamar is super-hot right now, and it is his birthday today. Hope he has a great time celebrating. After all, he has had such a successful year we hope he takes time to enjoy himself.
Kendrick is from Compton, California. Compton was placed in the spotlight by gansta’ rap when Kendrick was growing up. When he was 8 he watched the filming of their music video “California Love” with Dr. Dre and Tupac. No surprise, he refers to Tupac as one of his greatest musical influences. Lamar also had the chance to work with Dr. Dre on his last album.
Kendrick Lamar blew up in the last year with the release of his second album Good Kid, M.A.A.D City. The album keeps producing hit singles including “The Recipe”, “Swimming Pools (Drank)” and “Poetic Justice”. The album tackles some serious topics including his popular single for “Swimming Pools (Drank)” which is about the dangers of drinking. In the last year his album sold over 900,000 copies.
Saturday Night Live had Kendrick Lamar perform a few months back. He has been touring this summer, including his performance at Governor’s Ball. You can check out Lamar performing this summer as he is touring non-stop.