Kendrick Lamar is Compton born rapper who is arguably the most talented rap artist of his generation. Having been through numerous trials in life and struggling his way to the top his lyrics are raw and real. many say that he is a lyrical genius and has numerous hits on top of that. With his breakthrough album of 2012 good kid, m.A.A.d City, he instantly became a classic. That breakthrough album produced several hits while telling his story of his adolescence growing up in the middle of Compton touching subjects of robbery, alcoholism, and shootings. With this album Lamar, also known as K-Dot, helped put Compton/LA back on the map musically. Kendrick’s most recent album to pimp a butterfly has influenced many artists as the deep meaning of Kendrick metaphorically blossoming into the butterfly he is now with all of his fame and how his life was before his fame. Kendrick’s themes of each album are truly artistic the way he presents to topic, ties each song together, and preaches his message to listeners. This style of an album is not unheard of, but the way Lamar does it certainly is very distinct to the way anyone else has. Kendrick Lamar is certainly and artist that many years for now will arguably be remembered like artists like Tupac, Biggie, or Dr. Dre.