Kenny Duckworth came into prominence because of his celebrity son, Kendrick Lamar, who is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter. Known as “King Kendrick”, Kendrick is widely regarded as one of the most influential rappers of his generation.  His works, which regularly infuse social, political, religious, and philosophical influences, catalyzed the rise of social consciousness among Millennials.

Kenny Duckworth’s Family

Kenneth “Kenny” Duckworth Sr. is known to the world as Kendrick Lamar’s father. There isn’t much information on the web about Kenny’s background, family, birth, etc. But it is known that he hails from Robert Taylor Homes, a public housing project in Bronzeville neighborhood South Side, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Kenny married Paula Oliver, a McDonald’s worker, and has 4 children.  Kenny was a gangster and had a life as a “Gangster Disciple” while he was living in Chicago. He came face to face with everyday struggles and could barely make ends meet. Paula gave him an ultimatum to better himself, and this also became a contributing factor to her demand that they move to Compton.  The family moved to Compton, California with their things in 2 garbage bags and only $500. Kenny started working in KFC.

Kendrick Lamar Duckworth was born June 17, 1987, and is the eldest of Kenny’s four children. He was named after singer-songwriter Eddie Kendricks of the Temptations. Kendrick developed an interest in music and songwriting from a young age. He began releasing music as a teenager under the stage name K.Dot and signed with Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE) in 2005. Kendrick’s amazing career and stardom made the family’s name proud. Kendrick is engaged to the makeup artist, Whitney Alford and has 2 children.

Kenny Duckworth’s Net Worth

Kenny Duckworth reached stardom due to his son’s fascinating, outstanding, and consistent music career. His son, Kendrick Lamar, has been named the second-greatest rapper of all time by Billboard and Vibe and has garnered critical acclaim for his signature cadences, artistic reinventions, and introspective songwriting. According to Forbes, Kendrick has an estimated net worth of $75 million but has earned over $180 million throughout his career. Kenny is also known for being the subject of several Kendrick’s songs such as Die Hard and Father Time.

Kendrick’s accolades include seventeen Grammy Awards, including three Best Rap Album wins, a Primetime Emmy Award, a Brit Award, four American Music Awards, six Billboard Music Awards, 11 MTV Video Music Awards, and 25 BET Hip Hop Awards; the most for any artist. He is one of the most-streamed rappers on Spotify, with all of his albums surpassing 1 billion streams each. Lamar was named MTV’s Hottest MC in the Game in 2012 and has been featured in listicles such as the Time 100 and Forbes 30 Under 30. Three of his albums were included in Rolling Stone’s 2020 revision of the 500 Greatest Albums of all time.