Kendrick Lamar Net Worth
Kendrick Lamar Net Worth: $10,000,000 – Updated
Sources: Interscope Records, Aftermath Entertainment, Top Dawg Entertainment
Kendrick Lamar Duckworth is a rapper from Compton, California with a net worth of $10 million. In addition to being a successful solo artist, Lamar is also a member of the West Coast rap supergroup Black Hippy, which also includes ScHoolboy Q, Jay Rock, and Ab-Soul.
Lamar was born in 1987 in Compton. Raised by his Chicago-born parents, he was highly influenced by Tupac Shakur and Dr. Dre, and was a straight-A student in high school.
Originally rapping under the name K. Dot, Lamar released a series of mixtapes between 2003 and 2009. In 2010, he released the mixtape “Overly Dedicated” through the independent record label Top Dawg Entertainment, this time under his real name. This was Lamar’s first ticket to real success, as the album would soon hit Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.
It was hearing the song “Ignorance is Bliss” off of “Overly Dedicated” that made hip-hop legend Dr. Dre want to work with Lamar. Dre brought Lamar into the studio along with Snoop Dogg to work on Dre’s “Detox” album in 2010. Later, in 2012, Lamar officially signed on with Dre’s label Aftermath Entertainment.
Throughout his career, Lamar has been heavy on the collaborations, and has contributed to recordings for artists like J. Cole, Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, Game, Young Jeezy, Talib Kweli, and Busta Rhymes, among others.
In 2011, still under Top Dawg, Lamar released his first official album, “Section.80.” The release was good enough to hit the Billboard 200 chart at number 113, and earn Lamar widespread critical acclaim as “The New King of the West Coast.” The album included a number of collaborations, including the single “HiiiPoWeR,” which was produced by J. Cole, who would go on to collaborate frequently with Lamar.
good kid, m.A.A.d city
Lamar’s Aftermath debut, “good kid, m.A.A.d city,” was released in October 2012. The album included the Top 40 hits “Swimming Pools (Drank)” and “Poetic Justice,” and was later certified Gold. It also featured guest appearances from MC Eiht, Drake, and Dr. Dre.
After the release of the album, Lamar toured alongside Drake on his Club Paradise Tour, alongside fellow rappers ASAP Rocky and 2 Chainz.
Black Hippy was formed in 2009 and signed to Top Dawg Entertainment. After collaborating on a number of tracks, they also signed to Aftermath in 2012. Since then, the group has continued to perform together, and the four rappers regularly appear on each other’s tracks.