Top 25 Songs – Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar is an American hip hop recording artist from Compton, California. Initially signed to independent record label Top Dawg Entertainment, in 2012 Lamar and the label signed a joint venture deal with Aftermath and Interscope Records. Lamar is also a member of West Coast hip hop supergroup, Black Hippy, along with fellow California-based rappers and label-mates Jay Rock, Schoolboy Q and Ab-Soul.

He first gained major attention after the release of his fourth mixtape, Overly Dedicated, in 2010. The next year, he released his first independent album to critical acclaim, Section.80 (2011), released exclusively through iTunes and instantly ranked as one of the top digital hip hop releases of the year. Early in his career, before releasing his major label debut, Lamar amassed a large internet following, and had already worked with Dr. Dre, Game, Drake, Young Jeezy, Talib Kweli, Busta Rhymes, E-40, Warren G and Lil Wayne, among other popular artists.

His major label debut studio album good kid, m.A.A.d city, was released October 22, 2012 to universal acclaim. The album spawned the Top 40 hits “Swimming Pools (Drank)” and “Poetic Justice“. The album was later certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). In early 2013, MTV crowned Lamar the No. 1 Hottest MC in the Game, on their well known annual list.

Below, in no particular order, are the 25 best songs by Lupe Fiasco according to my humble opinion. Would you agree or did I miss one of your favorites?

M.A.A.D City

Rigamortis

Keisha’s Song

Kush & Corinthians

Swimming Pools

Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe

Backstreet Freestyle

Money Trees

I’m Dying of Thirst

Cartoon & Cereal

Kurupted

Look Out for Detox

I Hate You

Average Joe

HiiiPower

Ignorance is Bliss

Heaven & Hell

Still Skill Appeal

Ronald Reagan Era

Sing About Me

Blow My High

The Jig Is Up

Sherane A.K.A. Master Splinter’s Daughter

Tammy’s Song

The Recipe

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