Release date: July 2011
Section.80 is a studio album by Kendrick Lamar, released on July 2, 2011 under Top Dawg Entertainment. It included features from GLC, Colin Munroe, Ash Riser, Schoolboy Q, Ab-Soul and production from longtime collaborator Sounwave, Wyldfyer, Terrace Martin, J. Cole and more.
Lamar says that a dream or vision of Tupac Shakur in which Tupac said "Keep doing what you're doing, don't let my music die" inspired him to write much of Section.80. The concept of the album is similar to many of Tupac's songs, carrying similar messages about troubled youths facing problems involving drugs and alcohol but in Kendrick's own unique style. Kendrick has went on record saying this album is for Generation Y.