How much is the Rapper/Songwriter Kendrick Lamar Worth?
The American rapper/songwriter Kendrick Lamar is popularly known by his stage name- K-Dot. Starting his career as a teenager, independently releasing his first mixtape, he reached the level to sign a record label deal with the Top Dawg Entertainment.
Famous for his other works like his debut album- Section 80, and HiiiiPower, he currently has managed to earn the net worth value of $20 million until now.
Born in Compton, California he was born on June 17, 1987. Inspired by the greatest hip-hop idols Tupac Shakur and Dr.Dre he got the chance to even witness the filming of their hit song- California Love when was aged just eight.
His mother had named him Kendrick in honor of the singer Eddie Kendricks. Also being the cousin of the NBA star player- Nick Young, he comes from a strict Christian family.
For his primary schooling, Lamar attended the Centennial High School in Compton. He was one of the excellent students with all the A grades. After completing his high school, he started pursued his aim of becoming a rap artist.
Aged just 16 years, he started his music career with a full-length mixtape release titled- Youngest Head Nigga In Charge under the stage name- K-Dot.
The release of the mixtape garnered him the attention of the local music scene and even got him the chance to sign the record label deal with the Top Dawg Entertainment. After almost two years of signing the deal, he finally released his 26 track mixtape titled- Training Day in 2005.
After the release of his mixtape, he then appeared and featured for other upcoming artists like- Ya Noy, Jay Rock, and The Game. Signing a deal with the famous rap artist Lil Wayne, he then started to prepare for the release of his third mixtape.
The mixtape released in 2009 and was titled -C4. After then dropped his stage name as K-Dot to replace it with his original name- Kendrick Lamar.
Through the Top Dawg Entertainment, he released his first studio debut album titled- Overly Dedicated on September 23, 2010. The music video of the highlighted song from the album called- Ignorance is Bliss grabbed the attention from the record producer- Dr.Dre.
After looking at the music video for the song online, Dr. Dre decided to work with him and signed him to the Aftermath Entertainment. After signing along side Dr.Dre, he then released his albums- good kid, m.A.A.d city in October 2012.
He also released a third album0 to Pimp a Butterfly on March 16, 2015. The albums featured his most famous singles like- My People, The Recipe, Swimming Pools and Backseat Freestyle.
His featured singles include- College Girls, Hood Gone Love It, Star Life, B-Boyz, Push Thru, Fuckin Problems, Let Us Move On, Live in My Life, How Many Drinks as well as We Up, Looks Good With Trouble, Street Dreamin, Collard Queens, and Forbidden Fruit. So far he has released several mixtapes including- No Sleep Till NYC and Y.H.N.I.C.
|Name||Kendrick Lamar Duckworth|
|Date of birth||June 17, 1987|
|Birthplace||Compton, California, US|
|Height||5’6″ (168 cm)|
|Net Worth||$20 Million|
Relationships and Love Life
The rapper was rumored to have dated Whitney Alford, his longtime girlfriend. However, the relationship status was never confirmed. Not much detail of them was disclosed, and they were never seen together except for an occasion at the Grammy’s 2014.
However, the couple finally came to light about their relationship when they got engaged in 2015.
The rapper has gained much popularity through his music in the music industry. Along with his each album release, his fan base has increased accordingly. He has over 7 million followers on his Twitter and 4 million followers on his Instagram account.
To share the information about his album release and other details, he also has his official site.
The rapper has managed to earn his net worth solely through his music career. Securing the assets and bank balance amounting to around $7 million, he has made his mark in the music scene already.