Kendrick Lamar is on top of the world right now. Off the heels of his successful Grammy-Award winning night and his new number one album, there’s no stopping the young Kendrick. While the latest news surrounding the West Coast MC is that he’s back in the studio recording, XXL has decided to go back in time and recollect some of the most impressive and talked-about freestyles of the Compton rapper.

Known for his ferocious lyrical ability and his outstanding albums, Kendrick Lamar has made himself as one of the most gifted artists in today's generation. Starting his career in 2003 with the release of his Youngest Head Nigga in Charge (Hub City Threat: Minor of the Year) under the moniker K.Dot, the seven-time Grammy Award winner has dropped three critically acclaimed solo albums and one compilation project with the release of his last effort, untitled unmastered. Aside from having a successful solo career of his own, Kendrick is a group member of Black Hippy, which is the TDE collective composed of fellow label-mates: Ab-Soul, Jay Rock and ScHoolboy Q.

With the current reign of Kendrick Lamar in the hip-hop world, only time will tell how many more classic albums and deep-thought provoking songs we'll get from the good Kid, m.a.a.d. City rapper. As he sits atop of the Billboard charts this week with his latest project, untitled unmastered, XXL has collected the 13 best throwback freestyles of King Kendrick.

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