Since 2003, Kendrick Lamar has been releasing music. A native of Compton, K. Dot signed to Top Dawg Entertainment and began his career. Inspired by NWA, Game, and other legends from the area, he caught the attention of the entire hip hop world last summer. Kendrick Lamar would release his Section.80 street album last summer.
Catching the attention of Game, Kendrick Lamar soon found himself on The R.E.D. Album‘s standout single, “The City.” Impressed by his work ethic, Dr. Dre soon began working with him. Dr. Dre signed a joint venture deal, allowing Kendrick Lamar to join Aftermath/Interscope, while remaining on Top Dawg Entertainment.
For close to a year, Kendrick Lamar has been working with Dr. Dre on his debut album, good kid, m.A.A.d. city. The album was originally set for an October 2 release date, but it has now been delayed until October 22.