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Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Kendrick Lamar Facts You Didn't Know For Sure || Kendrick Lamar || Dream Machine

: : Introduction

Kendrick Lamar Duckworth (June 17, 1987) is an American rapper and songwriter, who earned 11 Grammy nominations in a single year and won 7 of them.  Raised in Compton, he released is first mixtape Y.N.I.C. at age of 16 with his old stage name K-DOT. He began to gain attention in 2010, after his first retail release Overly Dedicated.

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: : Lamar’s Childhood

Kendrick was an A-graded student; he was very clever in his school days. But later he started falling with bad crowd. He was involved in robberies and home invasions.

Kendrick’s brother was in a gang, he served jail time for gang related crimes and according to him, his brother “wanted to be the hardest gang member”.

Some of Kendrick’s friends were shot by cops. Many times officers pulled firearm on Kendrick, but he never shot by any officer.

Kendrick was kind of mature boy in his teenage, that’s why his mother nicknamed him “man-man”, because he was always curious and interested in how thing works.

: : Beginning of Rap Career

Kendrick stuttered over certain words until middle school. Because of this, he abandoned rap and decided to be a basketball player.

In 7th grade his English teacher Regis Inge, introduced Kendrick to poetry. From that day he would spend his all day in his room writing verses.

Kendrick’s first mixtape, Y.N.I.C. was dropped independently when he was only 16 under the name K-DOT. It gained him recognition in Compton.

: : Kendrick’s Career Highlights
Nine months after its release of Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City would be certified platinum. It was the first time Kendrick was receiving Platinum Award.

Kendrick earned 11 Grammy nominations for “To Pimpa Butterfly”, more than any rapper in history has earned in single year. He won 7 of them.

Kendrick Lamar’s “Humble” was produced by Mike Will. Mike showed this beat to Gucci Mane, but it didn’t work out so he showed it to Kendrick instead.

Kendrick wrote the song “I” to help himself combat his depression and low self-esteem, singing the chorus “I love myself” over and over again.

Kendrick rapped in the official remix version of Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood”, and he made an appearance in the music video. Taylor is big fan of Kendrick.

: : The Struggle of His Family

Kendrick’s father had been part of Chicago’s infamous gangster disciples, his uncles and cousins were also involved in gang. He lost one uncle who got shot even his brother got caught many of times by cops.

Kendrick’s mom and dad came to California with two plastic bags full of cloths and $500 in their pocket. Later they moved to Compton because they had family there. When they first moved, they slept in a car or park until they had enough money to get their own house. Kendrick was born shortly after.

Kendrick’s dad was making money off the streets and his mom worked at McDonald’s. Later his dad joined KFC and collected some money to support their family.

Kendrick was inspired to become a rapper when he was 8. His dad took him to the Compton swap meet to see Dr.Dre and TUPAC shooting “California Love”.

Kendrick’s mother, Paula Oliver named him in honor of the singer Eddie Kendricks, cofoumder of The Temptations.

: : Kendrick’s Good Side and Positive Thoughts   

Kendrick Lamar prefers not to read his lyrics when he goes into the studio, instead opting to recite the words from memory.

Kendrick takes 30 minutes daily to meditate and asses his state of mind. He says it helps him to re-start.

He’s not a fan of social media. He said “It can really divert you from what your purpose is or what you’re trying to do.”

Kendrick Lamar strives to be a good influence on young people. He’s made several inspiring visits to various high schools across the country.

Because of his young fans, he strategically writes lyrics in a way that will not encourage people to use or sell the drugs, or get involved with gang violence.  

Kendrick Lamar maintains a completely Drug-Free, virtually Alcohol-Free lifestyle. He’s an advocate for substance-free living for youth.      Kendrick is doing very good job because all these young rappers falling into drug addictions like Lil Peep (sadly he died due to drugs), Lil Xan, Lil Pump etc.

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: : Tech News

1. Facebook may launch its smart speakers internationally. Facebook has been rumored to be working on a smart speaker since last August.

2. Instagram is rolling out a host of new features today, including video chats and redesigned Explore page.

3. Instagram will allow third parties to create custom AR filters. Instagram will debut new filters through partnership with Kylie Jenner, BuzzFeed, Ariana Grande, the NBA and other.

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