Thursday, April 18, 2013

Hip-Hop Passed the Torch!!!!

Kendrick Lamar Duckworth is better known as the artist Kendrick Lamar from Compton California. Kendrick is the hottest hip-hop artist in the music industry right now. Every interview from aspiring artist like Travis J to established artist like Lady Gaga mentions how they desire to work with him. Kendrick started his career with a mix tape when he was in his teens under the moniker K-DotHe steadily increased his fan base though a large Internet following. His popularity eventually got him signed with the independent label Top Dawg Entertainment in 2003There are three other artists on this label named SchoolBoy Q, Jay Rock, and Ab-Soul, when the four perform together; they are called the Black Hippy.

Lamar has spent most of his time grinding on tour all over America and abroad introducing his new music to his fans. He did perform songs from his previous mixtapes as well as perform with other members of the Top Dawg Entertainment label. He also performed with old school rappers like Snoop Dogg and Dre who symbolically pasted the torch to him as the next generation of rap.

On March 30, 2012 Kendrick Lamar had an interview with Danielle Haring from XXL where he expressed his thoughts on the deal that was inked with Interscope Records -Aftermath.  

He states that he has complete confidence in his representation at Top Dawg Entertainment. 
He states that this label has looked out for him thus far, allowing him to concentrate on being completely creative without having to worry about the business end of the music industry. He also mentions in the interview, his debut album and the fact that he has not chosen a title as of yet. Soon after that interview, Top Dawg Entertainment and Interscope Records-Aftermath released Kendrick Lamar’s debut album called Good kid, MAAd city. This album is currently experiencing major success in 2013, with songs like Swimming Pools and Poetic Justice from this album.


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