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Twenty-six years and counting: Kendrick Lamar, who was born on June 17, 1987 in Compton, Calif., has done what many can only dream of accomplishing in his short time as an MC and songwriter. But, even greater than his music might be the example he sets for many aspiring rappers and artists not yet in their prime.

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In a recent interview right here on 97.9 The Box, Kendrick told G-Man and Chile about life in the underground, and how through hard work and determination, the artist behind such hits as “Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe,”  “Swimming Pools,” and “Poetic Justice,” made it to the limelight.

Watch Kendrick Talk About One of His Greatest Moments in Music Below!

In honor of Kendrick Lamar’s birthday, we’re proud to present this amazing clip as he talks about one of the greatest moments of his life thus far: performing alongside his own inspirations at Coachella in 2012– Dr. Dre and the late Tupac Shakur.

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