Critically acclaimed and award-winning rapper and songwriter Kendrick Lamar is arguably one of the most influential people in Hip Hop. His 2012 major-label debut, good kid, m.A.A.d city, which featured the tracks “Swimming Pools (Drank)” and “Poetic Justice” reached critical success.
Lamar's success has continued with his album To Pimp a Butterfly, which was named by many as the best album of 2015 and entitled him as a leader of the genre. The album featured the politically motivated song “Alright” and is associated with BlackLivesMatter, described as a unifying soundtrack of the movement. More recently, Lamar's compilation album untitled unmastered continued Lamar's exploration into political themes and secured his pioneering position in the Hip Hop scene.