Kendrick Lamar (EP)

album by Kendrick Lamar

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Kendrick Lamar
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ReleasedDecember 31, 2009 (2009-12-31)
GenreHip hop
LabelTop Dawg
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Kendrick Lamar is the eponymous debut extended play (EP) by American rapper Kendrick Lamar,[1] released as a free digital download on December 31, 2009, by Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE).[2] It is his first project to be released under his birth name, previously releasing music under the moniker K.Dot, from 2005 to late 2009.

The EP features guest appearances from Angela McCluskey, Ab-Soul, JaVonte, Jay Rock, BJ the Chicago Kid, Punch, Schoolboy Q and Big Pooh. The EP's production was handled by Sounwave, Black Milk, Jake One, Q-Tip and Wyldfyer, among others. The free-download EP premiered exclusively on online mixtape distribution platform DatPiff and has since then been downloaded over 200,000 times on the website earning a gold certification status.

Track listing

1."Is It Love" (featuring Angela McCluskey)Sounwave4:00
3."P & P" (featuring Ab-Soul)King Blue (of Sore Losers)4:42
4."She Needs Me" (featuring JaVonté)Sounwave3:31
5."I Am (Interlude)"Q-Tip1:20
6."Wanna Be Heard"Black Milk4:37
7."I Do This" (featuring Jay Rock)Sounwave4:08
8."Uncle Bobby & Jason Keaton" (featuring JaVonte)Insomnia4:00
9."Faith" (featuring BJ the Chicago Kid and Punch)King Blue (of Sore Losers)4:51
11."Vanity Slaves"The Foreign Exchange4:15
12."Far From Here" (featuring Schoolboy Q)Jake One3:53
13."Thanksgiving" (featuring Big Pooh)Wyldfyer3:39
14."Let Me Be Me"Pete Rahk7:20
Total length:62:28
Bonus track
15."Determined" (featuring Ash Riser)
  • Sounwave

Sample credits


  1. ^ osunkunle, olusegun. "Kendrick Lamar Returns With A New Album". Muzz Music. muzz.
  2. ^ Meadows-Ingram, Benjamin (October 22, 2012). "Kendrick Lamar: The Story Behind 'good kid, m.A.A.d city'". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved November 4, 2012.

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