Compton-native Kendrick Lamar has been in the rap game for more than a couple of years now. The Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE) and Black Hippy (Black Hippy consists of him, ScHoolboy Q, Ab-Soul, & Jay Rock) member really started to gain some buzz after the release of his 2010 mixtape O(verly) D(edicated). After that he started to get a lot of recognition and got a huge “co-sign” from the one and only, Dr. Dre. The man is undeniable on the mic with tracks like “Rigamortus” and “Michael Jordan”. Let alone his freestyles.
Last year he released an album titled Section 80. For a lot of writers here on PHH, this was one of their favorite projects. It was definitely my AOTY (Album of the Year) last year. This year he signed with Aftermath/Interscope records along with the rest of Black Hippy. Be on the lookout for K Dot to get more of a fan base with the release of his upcoming album good kid, m.A.A.d city which he said will be the best album released in the last 20 years. Will he live up to his own hype? We’ll find out October 2nd.