Kendrick Lamar took the time out to speak to his self-proclaimed “day one” site, DubCNN, while on tour in San Francisco. We briefly caught up with Kendrick to hear how has been adjusting to his new found fame and how it has impacted his everyday life. He also tells us about giving his family a chance to change their lives around, the dangers of materialism and what the fans can expect from Black Hippy in the near future.
For Kendrick Lamar, the future couldn’t appear brighter. At least until he drops new music that makes you question how he manages to out do himself. It’s safe to say K Dot is one of the games premiere lyricists, regardless of tenure, which is the exactly reason Drake made sure the Compton native was apart of his Club Paradise Tour which is going on now.
Kendrick and I crossed paths once again at the video shoot for Game’s “The City” so it was only right I threw a few questions his direction, all of which he was more than willing to answer. We first dive into his head scratching omission from MTV’s Hottest MC’s List.
“I just look at it (MTV Hottest MC’s List) as an opinion factor. It’s all about what the people want at the end of the day. The people know what it is. It’s not really a big thing to me, I know it’s more exposure but the people know what it is. All it’s going to do is bring more controversy to the game. I think it’s dope, though.”
In an in depth exclusive interview, Kendrick discusses working with Dr.Dre and Pharell, Alori Joy’s tragic death, his friendly competition between Schoolboy Q and much more. – Karen Civil
The three sit down with Young Jack Thriller to talk about the West Coast, being in the studio with Dre, Kendrick working with Terrace (saying they have 15 tracks in the stash!), selling out shows, touring with Drake, groupies and more.
Looks like New York Times did a write up on Kendrick Lamar as of today, which is actually awesome. Check it out on the website! Great write up and support kendrick!
Instead the battle lines have been redrawn in novel ways, and message-driven hip-hop has begun to find a home again, not just on the fringes, but near the center of the genre. Nowhere is that clearer than in the success of Kendrick Lamar, a young rapper from Compton, Calif., and a vivid stylist who’s succeeding possibly in spite of his thoughtfulness. Last summer, he released “Section.80” (Top Dawg), a startlingly beautiful album that recalls the early- to mid-’90s semiactivist jazz-influenced hip-hop of Digable Planets and, crucially, the Los Angeles underground heroes Freestyle Fellowship, who took their social concerns and created new ways of rapping to reflect them.
You guys might of seen it the recent “PROFILE by dee vazquez” of ASAP Rocky, now its Kendrick’s turn. Basically asking all the questions we have always wanted to know, What he does when he wakes up, whats his favorite spot to eat etc. Thank god, I am tired of hearing about Dr. Dre.
While out in Miami, we sat down with Kendrick Lamar for a (2)Dope Interview. Passing along questions from the dopeboyz/girlz that frequent the site. In part 1 Kendrick speaks on the BET Cypher, if there was any pressure while recording Section.80, how he stays humble and retains his beliefs while being in the spotlight and how touring has affected his relationships with his close friends and family.