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EAR TO THE GROUND: Kendrick Lamar takes us on a journey through Compton

Published 10/26/2012, Grand Forks Herald

After dropping his critically acclaimed mixtape “Section.80” in 2011 and getting a shout-out from rap legend Dr. Dre, who called him the new “King of the West Coast,” it wasn’t clear if Kendrick Lamar was going to live up to the hype. Dr. Dre signed Lamar to his label, Aftermath Entertainment, and set out to record a new project to add to Lamar’s already strong catalogue of independent releases.

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