Kendrick Lamar Duckworth, born in Compton, California, in 1987, is a US rapper. He has received wide acclaim and a number of accolades over the course of his career, including seven Grammy Awards.
Kendrick Lamar, a devout Christian, refuses to have his music categorized in a particular genre, simply referring to it as human music. It freely combines funk, free jazz, soul, hip hop and spoken word poetry. His first major success was "Overly Dedicated" in 2010. His album "good kid, m.A.A.d city" (2012) containing several top 40 singles, was later certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.
Los Angeles is famously home to a long list of world-famous rappers, including Snoop Dog, Ice Cube, Dr. Dre and Kendrick Lamar. The city also has the largest Armenian diaspora in the United States. The two worlds collide in rapper Nazo Bravo. He not only makes hip hop, but has made it his mission to educate listeners about his Armenian heritage and his people's history.