19 Facts About Kendrick Lamar

1. In 2015 Kendrick Lamar released To Pimp a Butterfly, which was a huge success.

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2. In 2015, Kendrick Lamar released his next album, To Pimp a Butterfly, featuring artists like Bilal, Snoop Dogg and Pharrell Williams, among others.

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3. In 2010 Kendrick Lamar dropped the K-Dot tag and began using his own name.

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4. In July 2018, Kendrick Lamar made his acting debut in the fifth season the Starz drama series Power, portraying a Dominican drug addict named Laces.

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5. In December 2014, it was announced that Kendrick Lamar had started a partnership with sportswear brand Reebok.

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6. In March 2012, MTV announced that Kendrick Lamar had signed a deal with Interscope Records and Aftermath Entertainment, marking the end of his career as an independent artist.

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7. In 2016, Kendrick Lamar released Untitled Unmastered, a collection of unreleased demos that originated during the recording sessions for Butterfly.

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8. In April 2015, Kendrick Lamar became engaged to his longtime girlfriend Whitney Alford.

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9. On March 23, 2017, Kendrick Lamar released a promotional single "The Heart Part 4".

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10. On March 4, 2016, Kendrick Lamar released a compilation album Untitled Unmastered, containing eight untitled tracks, each dated.

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11. On May 17, 2015, Kendrick Lamar featured on the official remix of Taylor Swift's song "Bad Blood", as well as appearing in the music video.

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12. In early 2015, Kendrick Lamar won Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song for his song "i" at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards.

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13. On December 17, 2014, Kendrick Lamar debuted a new untitled song on one of the final episodes of The Colbert Report.

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14. On November 15, 2014, Kendrick Lamar once again appeared on Saturday Night Live as the musical guest, where he performed "i" and "Pay for It", appearing alongside Jay Rock.

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15. On September 23, 2014, Kendrick Lamar released "i" as the first single from his third album.

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16. On February 22, 2013, Kendrick Lamar released the video for "Poetic Justice", the Janet Jackson-sampling collaboration with Canadian rapper Drake.

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17. On January 26, 2013, Kendrick Lamar performed the album's first singles "Swimming Pools" and "Poetic Justice" on NBC's sketch comedy and variety show, Saturday Night Live.

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18. On February 15, 2012, a song by Kendrick Lamar titled "Cartoon and Cereal", featuring fellow American rapper Gunplay, was leaked online.

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19. In 2004, at the age of 16, Kendrick Lamar released his first full-length project, a mixtape titled Youngest Head Nigga in Charge, under the pseudonym K-Dot.

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