His Royal Hip-Hopness
For fans of
J. Cole, ScHoolboy Q, Vince Staples
What a difference five years make! Back in 2013, a 25-year- old rapper from Compton was warming up the Pukkelpop crowd for Eminem. Two top albums, a film soundtrack and twelve Grammys later, Lamar truly owns his nickname "King Of Hip-Hop". Everybody's jumping for a chance to work with Lamar. The result so far: almost 200 brilliant collabs with Snoop Dogg, Kanye West, Beyoncé,... and even U2 and Taylor Swift! Since 'DAMN.', his last album, Kendrick is more than ever entitled to call himself the world's greatest hip-hop star. Not bad for someone who had to give up his basketball dreams because he didn't grow taller than 1m68.