Released acclaimed third album To Pimp A Butterfly, which won five Grammy awards
Debuted two new songs, "I" and "Pay For It," on his second "Saturday Night Live" appearance
Personally chosen by Kanye West to be the opening act on his Yeezus tour
Second album good kid, m.A.A.d city becomes a breakout hit.
Released Second studio album, "Section.80"
Released first studio album, "Overly Dedicated"
Known for such albums as "good kid, m.A.A.d city" and "To Pimp A Butterfly"
Lamar's parents were involved with gang culture in Chicago and Los Angeles in the 1980s.
Lamar's mother named him after R&B singer Eddie Kendricks of "Keep On Truckin'" fame.
Attended the shooting of the video for Tupac and Dr. Dre's single "California Love" at the age of eight, instilling the desire to become a rapper.