Kendrick Lamar by profession is a songwriter and a rapper as well. Being one of West Coast hip-hop group Black Hippy he is undeniably among the newer generations of raps biggest lyricist who has crafted their success as a solo artist. His music which echoes, advocates, and highlights the social sentiments of black people, and touches on the themes of politics and culture has made him receive widespread recognition from millions of fans in a very short duration of time.
So how did political themed studio albums and songs catapulted Kendrick Lamar to the net worth figures registered here above? Let’s find out more about how much is Kendrick Lamar’s net worth in 2018.
Kendrick Lamar Early Life
The son of Kenny Lamar who was a former member of Gangster Disciples was born in 1987 in the state of California. The name Kendrick was given to him by his mother in honor of Eddie Kendrick’s who was a songwriter and a singer.
Kendrick Lamar went to school at McNair Elementary and Centennial High School where its reported he was an A student.
Lamar has yet to marry, but he is engaged to Whitney Alford since 2015. He is a Christian and believes in the master Jesus.
Kendrick Lamar Career, Awards & Achievement
Lamar career in music kicked in 2004 when he released his first mixtape Youngest Head Nigga in Charge. In 2005 after signing to Top Dawg Entertainment, he released his second album Training Day and in 2009 released yet another one titled C4.
Between 2010 and 2014 in Kendrick Lamar life he released a mixtape in 2010 titled Overly Dedicated and in 2011 he got to section 80 which was his first solo album. Some of the songs are from this new album is “ADHD,” “Hol’ Up,” “Chapter Six,” “Chapter Ten,” “Rigamortus” among others.
In October 2012 Lamar released good kid, m.A.A.d city album which was commercially very successful to a point it was certified gold. The album had hits such as “Poetic Justice,” “The Recipe,” “Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe” “Backseat Freestyle,” among others. To date, the album has sold over 1.6 million copies and its platinum certified. In 2016 he released Untitled Unmastered album that went stop on US Billboard 200. Just the other day April 2017 he released his 4th studio album titled DAMN which debuted to number on Billboard 200 chart and has hits such as “Humble,” “Loyalty,” “Love,” “DNA,” “Element,” among others.
Some of the artists Kendrick Lamar has worked with are Rihanna, Zacari, Taylor Swift, Kanye West, Eminem among others.
Awards & Achievements
Recently Kendrick name was included in the list of the top 10 greatest rappers of all time by Billboard and more than once his name has also appeared in the list of top 20 best rappers in their 20’s. As of today, Lamar has won 61 awards and has been nominated 152 times. Here are some of the awards 8 ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards, 1 ASCAP Pop Music Award,5 BET Awards, 18 BET Hip Hop Awards, 7 Grammy Awards, 10 MTV Video Music Awards, 2 Soul Train Music Awards,2 Teen Choice Awards
Net Worth of Kendrick Lamar
Kendrick Lamar net worth is estimated to be $30 million. In the hip-hop, cash kings list his name is appearing at position seven overall. Lamar net worth figures are as a result of album sales which have gone double platinum certification more than once and are best sellers. Another income-generating gig that boost Kendrick Lamar net worth figures is endorsement deals a good example is his deal with sportswear giant Reebok where Lamar earned $5 million. But the real money-making stream for Kendrick Lamar is touring where he gets sold out venues and banks more than $1 million per tour
Lamar net worth figures goes a long way to show how this man at his early 30, s has been a successful rapper no matter the critic’s views. He has collaborated with the planets most popular artists and by the look of things he has already dipped his feet and hands in the waters of success and there continuing to soak.