As fans of music, especially Hip-Hop, we always have favorite verses and songs from our favorite artist. With rappers, barbershops and water coolers across the world buzz with debates over the best bars, best hooks, and the best emcees in the game.
Kendrick Lamar has solidified his place in the discussion of the game’s best. With multiple classics in his catalog, K. Dot is not only starting to get placed in the discussion, he’s well on his way towards the spot among the all-time greats. It’s not an accident, and his approach towards the craft proves it.
“I have to give to the world. That’s my responsibility. It’s not just a job or entertainment for me; this is what I have to offer to the world.” Get a first look at i-D's Sounding Off Issue, out next week and featuring cover star @kendricklamar. Link in bio. . . . . Text: @TOURESHOW. Photography: @craigmcdeanstudio. Fashion director: @alastairmckimm. Kendrick wears all clothing @prada.
While speaking with i-D Magazine he spoke on his his view:
“Hip-hop plays two ways in my head. It plays as a contact sport, and also as something that you connect to—songwriting. Growing up and listening to battles between Nas and Jay-Z, that’s the sport for me. That’s where it can get funky, that’s where I can say whatever I want, however I want, whenever I want. Then there’s the other side, which is showing something that people can actually relate to, and connect with. I have that competitive nature, and I also have the compassion to talk about something that’s real.”
“When I’m gone. I can rest peacefully knowing that I contributed to the evolution of this right here: the mind.” Introducing i-D's Sounding Off Issue, featuring cover star @kendricklamar. Out next week. Link in bio. . . . . Text: @TOURESHOW. Photography: @craigmcdeanstudio. Fashion director: @alastairmckimm. Kendrick wears all clothing @prada.