2010–2011: Overly Dedicated
In 2010 he toured with Tech N9ne and Jay Rock on The Independent Grind tour. In March 2012 MTV announced that Top Dawg Entertainment closed a joint venture deal with Interscope Records and Aftermath Entertainment marking the end of Lamar's career as an independent artist. In 2012 Lamar toured alongside Drake on his Club Paradise Tour opening along with fellow rappers ASAP Rocky and 2 Chainz.
A. Kendrick Lamar Duckworth (born June 17 1987) simply known as Kendrick Lamar is an American hip hop recording artist from Compton California.