The past decade has been an almost continuous success story of Kendrick Lamar. His albums are excellent examples of combining artistic quality with commercial success, cooperation with other artists and maintaining a fully individual style, modesty and at the same time sense of his own worth and power of his voice.
He released his first mixtapes as a teenager, and his debut album Section.80 was released in 2011. The next album Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City turned out to be a breakthrough both in his career and the entire genre. In 2015, on To Pimp A Butterfly his message gained even more strength. In 2017, he released the fourth album DAMN., which like the previous one debuted at number 1 on the US Billboard.
Kendrick can be heard not only on his excellent albums, he also features such artist as A$AP ROCKY, Travis Scott, Schoolboy Q, Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, Maroon 5, Imagine Dragons or Dido. Last year he released soundtrack for Black Panther and the song “All The Stars” (ft. SZA) has received numerous nominations including Golden Globes, Oscars and Grammy Awards.