Kendrick Lamar is an American West Coast hip hop songwriter and music artist, born in Compton on 17 June 1987. The actor starred in 2018 in the film 'Black Panther'. He earned the Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration in 2016. His last album, 'Black Panther: The Album (music from and inspired by)' was released in 2018. He graduated from Centennial High School.