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Wednesday, Mar 21 2012

Less than a year ago, 24-year-old Kendrick Lamar of Compton was figuratively passed the torch of West Coast rap by none other than Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre, two icons who have rarely shared a stage together over the past decade. Lamar has a sweet face and a charismatic presence that draws in observers before there's even a chance to digest his deep rhymes about the inner city. With help from Interscope Records and Dre's Aftermath Entertainment, Lamar is expected to release a follow-up to last year's acclaimed project Section.80, to be called Good Kid in a Mad City, later this year.

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