2. “Overly Dedicated”/“Section.80”, 2010
Kendrick’s (O)verly (D)edicated EP and Section.80 catapulted him to the top of the independent artist heap. During this period, his wardrobe began to reflect the underlying militancy in his lyrics. Military-inspired jackets or hoodies by streetwear brands like Society complemented his brash style of rap.
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