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Kendrick Lamar’s childhood

Growing up in Compton
A picture of Kendrick Lamar’s first Mix tape called “Youngest Head N**** in Charge.”

Kendrick Lamar is a very famous artist who is the founder of pgLang. Lamar is a rapper that has made an impact on the music industry by making music that advocated for violence and racism. He is also famous for his songwriting and lyrics facing strong topics.

Kendrick Lamar Duckworth’s childhood was difficult. According to The Dowsers it states, “Kendrick’s childhood home, 1612 137th St., Compton, CA. It wasn’t just gang violence that Kendrick had to worry about.”

When Kendrick Lamar was born he was raised in Compton, which is known for being a high-crime zone surrounded with gang violence.

According to the song DUCKWORTH by Kendrick Lamar it states, “Free chicken every time Anthony posted in line/Two extra biscuits, Anthony liked him and then let him slide/They didn’t kill him.”

Kenny Duckworth, father of Kendrick Lamar, worked at KFC. Anthony was a dangerous man who had killed many people at the KFC.

According to Britannica it states, “He began writing rhymes as a young teenager, and he released his first mixtape, Youngest Head N****  in Charge…”

Kendrick was also an underground artist in the early 2000’s. He also found inspiration in music at a young age. During his teenage years, he mostly found passion in hip-hop music. Kendrick soon released his first mix tape in 2003 at the age of 16 as the name K-Dot.

According to CheatSheet it states, “Not only did Lamar finish high school, but he did so at the top of his game with an overall 4.0 GPA.”

Even though Lamar grew up in a dangerous neighborhood, Lamar was never associated with any gang. Lamar was an outstanding student with a perfect GPA.

In the song Element by Kendrick Lamar he says, “I don’t do it for the ‘Gram, I do it for Compton.”

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