Talk:Kendrick Lamar

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Someone should probably fix "human aux cord" being included next to rapper in the initial text of this article.

MrJohnSwan (talk) 23:51, 9 February 2015 (UTC)

Article Update[edit]

Some expert (someone capable) on this subject should update this article. Kendrick Lamar's album, Good Kid, M.A.A.D City has already been released, but much of this article fails to reflect this reality. The Kendrick Lamar Album has made a 4 year hit in the country within the last decade.

The phrase towards the end about 2pac, The Notorious B.I.G., Jay-Z, Nas, and Eminem being his favorite rappers should have the line following reworded — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jglronan (talkcontribs) 06:19, 14 January 2013 (UTC)

Kendrick had a dream[edit]

Kendrick has stated in interviews that he believes he was visited by one of his favorite rappers, Tupac Shakur in a dream. I think that should be included in the "Influences" section of this article. Here is a detailed article on his premonition: HipHopDoc (talk) 23:06, 15 April 2013 (UTC)

Edit request on 30 April 2013[edit]

Please include this sentence after "On January 26, 2013, Lamar performed the album's lead singles "Swimming Pools (Drank)" and "Poetic Justice" on Saturday Night Live. He also appeared alongside host Adam Levine and The Lonely Island on an SNL Digital Short; which spawned the single "YOLO"": Kendrick subsequently uploaded a standalone video of one of his characters from the music video, "Uncle Beez Wax,"on Top Dawg Entertainment's YouTube channel. [1] Briguy1990 (talk) 17:40, 30 April 2013 (UTC)

Why? Callanecc (talkcontribslogs) 02:16, 4 May 2013 (UTC)
Copied from my talk page and reactiving edit request (no comment on the request I just don't have time to go through this
Callanec, I believe this addition: 1) Establishes Kendrick's connection to the TDE YouTube page, 2) highlights Kendrick's acting abilities, and 3) provides further information on the character he portayed.
If someone would be able to handle this request, that'd be great. Thanks, Callanecc (talkcontribslogs) 07:15, 14 May 2013 (UTC)
I guess I'm still not seeing the importance of this. To answer your specific points: 1) This article does a pretty good job of showing Kendrick's connection to TDE. Why does it need to specifically show his connection to TDE's YouTube channel? 2) I don't know that a 45-second video of him shuffling around and throwing his voice is really a good sample of his acting talent. 3) That character was in the YOLO video for about one second and didn't say a word.
The important event was that he appeared on SNL, and that is covered in the article. I think adding this to the article is emphasizing that performance a bit too much. Not done for now: but I will keep an eye on this page if you would like to respond, and you are of course welcome to contact me on my talk page. Thanks, --ElHef (Meep?) 14:19, 14 May 2013 (UTC)

Huge controversy in Big Sean song[edit]

A few days ago Big Sean released a new song titled "Control" which features Kendrick Lamar and Jay Electronica. In Kendrick Lamar's verse he caused controversy because he took shots at Drake, J. Cole, Wale, Big K.R.I.T., Pusha T, ASAP Rocky, Mac Miller and Tyler the Creator. This has been one of the biggest hip-hop controversies in a while and should be added to his page. You can hear the song here: [1] (Explicit content, be warned.) Mage505 (talk) 15:32, 17 August 2013 (UTC)

There is an entry at the 2013 in hip hop music page about this, but if he a feud starts between him and someone with diss tracks being released then a section on here would be appropriate. STATic message me! 17:22, 17 August 2013 (UTC)

2012-present day= good kidd MAAD city[edit]

About two days ago marked the annaversery of Kendrick Lamar's g.o.o.d. KIDD, M.A.A.D. city. The album was recorded years ago, Is he still promoting it still?--MRivera25 (talk) 17:27, 24 October 2013 (UTC)MRivera25

Intro Suggestion[edit]

Would the following be better represented by the suggested that follows:

'Lamar first began to gain major attention in 2010, after the release of his fourth mixtape Overly Dedicated. The next year, he released Section.80, his first independent album to critical acclaim; released exclusively through iTunes and instantly ranked as one of the top digital hip hop releases of the year.[5] Early in his career, before releasing his major label debut, Lamar amassed a large internet following, and had already worked with Dr. Dre, Game, Drake, Young Jeezy, Talib Kweli, Busta Rhymes, E-40, Warren G and Lil Wayne, among other popular artists. Lamar also received a total of seven Grammy nominations for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards (2014), including Best New Artist, Album of the Year, and Best Rap Song.'


Lamar found major industry attention following the release in 2010 of his fourth mixtape, Over Dedicated.

note: since it brought, to his attention, an major industry person that wanted to work with him.


Section 80 (YEAR) followed with critical acclaim; his debut independent album that was released exclusively through iTunes and immediately ranked within the top digital hip hop releases of that year.[5]


Despite not having a major label debut release until (ALBUM) (YEAR), Lamar had a significant internet following and had worked with major industry leaders: Dr. Dre, Game, Drake, Young Jeezy, Talib Kweli, Busta Rhymes, E-40, Warren G and Lil Wayne.

Leave what follows as is. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:07, 14 February 2014 (UTC)

2Pac told him to use his real name[edit]

i think it should be mentioned that kendrick was called k dot but then he had a dream about 2 pac n 2pac told him to use his real name


Addition to Life and Career Section[edit]

On December 16th 2014 Kendrick Lamar appeared on the Colbert Report as the show's last musical guest and debuted an untitled song from his upcoming album.


No album in 2014[edit]

Update the 2014 section. It states an album is coming in September although there is no album this year. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 04:21, 24 December 2014 (UTC)

That's why it says 2014-present. An album can come in 2015, and it doesn't need to be changed. And all it said was he claimed to be an album out. Not that it released at that time. -- Joseph Prasad (talk) 04:30, 24 December 2014 (UTC)

The Secession of Hip-Hop[edit]

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2015: Dark Ours[edit]

In 2015, the album was released in Q3, titled Dark Ours and tracklist was released.

On February, Kendrick Lamar announced that released in September 2015. (talk) 12:53, 19 February 2015 (UTC)

Red question icon with gradient background.svg Not done: it's not clear what changes you want to be made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format. Edgars2007 (talk/contribs) 15:45, 19 February 2015 (UTC)