Kendrick Lamar is a Compton, California native who has certainly made a grand entrance in the hip-hop industry. Kendrick Lamar is signed to Interscope Records. He has only been in a part of the hip-hop rim for 2 years and he has already put out two albums. Kendrick released his first album “Section .80” on July 2, 2011 which didn’t do very well because of the little television and radio promotion it got. Despite, the low album sales of his first album; the album got a lot of positive reviews. Kendrick immediately got back in the studio and started recording records for his second album “Good Kid, M.A.A.D City”, which was recently released on October 22, 2012 and went gold within its first week of sales. This album included his leading singles “Swimming Pools (Drank)” and “Poetic Justice.” These songs caused Kendrick Lamar’s fan base to elevate. Although Kendrick Lamar is a new artist, he is definitely someone to keep up with music wise. After a long break, Kendrick Lamar has finally put West Coast rap music back on the map!