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Beyond chart-topping diss tracks: Kendrick Lamar’s ventures and property portfolio

Lamar's career boasts numerous accolades, including 17 Grammy awards and recognition on Billboard and Vibe's "greatest rappers" lists

by Omokolade Ajayi
Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar, a titan in the music industry and widely considered one of the greatest rappers of all time, is not just a chart-topping artist but also a shrewd businessman. He has leveraged his success to build a diversified portfolio encompassing businesses, investments, and real estate.

Lamar’s career boasts numerous accolades, including 17 Grammy awards and recognition on Billboard and Vibe’s “greatest rappers” lists. Albums like “Section.80” and “Good Kid, M.A.A.D City” cemented his fame, and his 2017 album “Damn” achieved critical acclaim, winning a Pulitzer Prize and featuring hits like “Humble,” “Love,” “DNA,” and “Loyalty” with Rihanna.

Lyrical prowess, global Impact and financial success

Since 2011, Kendrick Lamar’s deep lyricism, electrifying live shows, and unique blend of African sounds, poetry, and hip-hop have captivated audiences worldwide. His albums have each surpassed a billion streams on Spotify, solidifying his status as a global streaming powerhouse with over 66 million monthly listeners on Spotify.

Lamar’s influence extends beyond music. His profound lyrics tackle social issues, raising awareness and solidifying his place among contemporary music’s most influential figures. His financial success is evident – Forbes listed him among the world’s top 100 highest-earning celebrities in 2019, with a staggering $38.5-million haul. With his recent chart dominance and diss tracks, 2024 could see him return to that list.

Beyond the music: Kendrick Lamar’s business ventures

Beyond shaping the landscape of music and entertainment with his chart-topping hits and captivating performances, Kendrick Lamar has demonstrated a keen eye for business ventures and strategic investments. Here’s a closer look at some of the enterprises co-founded and linked to Kendrick Lamar:

  1. PGLang, LLC

In 2020, Kendrick Lamar co-founded PGLang, LLC, a dynamic American entertainment powerhouse alongside accomplished record executive Dave Free. This multifaceted company has left an indelible mark on the industry, encompassing a record label, production houses, advertising agencies, and publishing services. Noteworthy collaborations with talents like Baby Keem and esteemed brands such as Calvin Klein underscore PGLang’s significant impact and Lamar’s entrepreneurial vision.

  1. Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE)

As a part-owner of Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE), Kendrick Lamar contributes to the heartbeat of American hip-hop and R&B music. Founded in 2004 by visionary record producer Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith, TDE has emerged as a powerhouse in the music industry, nurturing exceptional talent and fostering enduring legacies.

  1. EngineEars

In 2021, Kendrick Lamar lent his support to EngineEars, a Los Angeles-based music-tech startup poised to revolutionize music production and innovation. With a visionary approach and backing from notable figures like Lamar and DJ Khaled, EngineEars is at the forefront of reshaping the future of music technology.

Kendrick Lamar’s Real Estate Portfolio

In addition to his entrepreneurial endeavors, Lamar has diversified his portfolio with an array of notable real estate properties, solidifying his status as a multifaceted entrepreneur and showcasing his discerning taste and financial acumen. Notable properties include:

Manhattan Beach Mansion

Situated in the picturesque California enclave of Manhattan Beach, Kendrick Lamar’s 5,350 square foot, 4-bedroom, 7-bathroom mansion epitomizes luxury living. Acquired in 2019 for over $9.7 million, this three-story residence boasts designer appliances, a resort-style master retreat, and panoramic sunset views from the uppermost level. Complete with a three-car garage, spacious outdoor patio, and floor-to-ceiling windows, this property showcases Lamar’s discerning taste and penchant for elegance.

Calabasas Mansion

In 2018, Kendrick Lamar made a bold investment in a lavish $2.65-million mansion nestled in Calabasas, California. Spanning an impressive 5,400 square feet, this estate features six bedrooms, six bathrooms, and a host of luxurious amenities. From its expansive backyard with a swimming pool and hot tub to its theater room and in-home gym, this property reflects Lamar’s commitment to refined living and strategic real estate investments.

Four-Bedroom Home in Eastvale

    Kendrick Lamar’s real estate portfolio began with the purchase of a four-bedroom home in Eastvale, California, in 2014. Initially acquired for $523,500, this property boasts a swimming pool and sits on a sizable lot. In 2021, Lamar decided to list the residence for $800,000, showcasing his knack for strategic real estate transactions and investment decisions. 

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