Earlier this year; Kendrick Lamar was crowned the new King of West Coast Hip-Hop by Dr. Dre, The Game and Snoop Dogg. Kendrick is possibly the most lyrically potent rapper I have heard since Nas in his prime; and with the help of Dr. Dre’s production, I am sure his debut album will be a bonafide classic. Here are a few interesting facts about the Compton, CA native to ponder on.
1. In 2003, Kendrick Lamar released his first mixtape titled ‘Youngest Head Nigga In Charge’ using the pseudonym K.Dot.
3. Kendrick lists his top 5 favorite rappers of all-time as Tupac Shakur, The Notorious B.I.G., Jay-Z, Nas and Eminem.
4. The Compton, CA native attended the same high school as his mentor Dr. Dre.
8. Kendrick steals the spotlight on Drake’s ‘Take Care’ album with his verse on “Buried Alive.”
9. Kendrick’s favorite member of the 1990’s Hip-Hop supergroup Wu-Tang Clan, is Old Dirty Bastard.
10. Kendrick has a huge fan in label mate and pop prince Lady Gaga, as she has let the world know she is ready for his album to come out now!