This biography highlights the life and accomplishments of Kendrick Lamar. Readers learn about Lamar’s early life, inspiration to pursue music, and successes as a hip-hop artist. With striking photographs and thought-provoking sidebars, the book brings to life Lamar’s protest music, musical influences, and social justice work. Features include a timeline, glossary, references, websites, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.