Kendrick Lamar is an American West Coast hip hop songwriter and music artist, born in Compton on 17 June 1987. 'Y.N.I.C.' is his first album and was released in 2005. In 2018, the actor played in the film 'Black Panther'. He was awarded for the Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration (2016). He holds a degree from Centennial High School.