Kendrick Lamar graces the cover of Rolling Stone magazine with an in depth interview into his life. We’ve been hearing a lot about the Compton native given his latest successful album and tour, DAMN. A few of his beloved songs from the album such as Humble, DNA, and Element have been charting Billboards top 100 for the past couple of months now and I am so happy that Kendrick is receiving the attention that he deserves.
Aside from all the publicity from his album and metamorphic induced rhymes, King Kendrick has done an interview with Rolling Stone magazine that hashes out information about his career, life and work with other artists that we’ve all been wondering about.
Here’s a look into Rolling Stone’s interview with Kendrick Lamar:
On if he was aware of Katy Perry & Taylor Swift‘s feud when he did the “Bad Blood” remix: “No, I wasn’t aware of that, bro. That’s a great question. No! On the record, no. Which makes it even more funny now, for sure. That’s far beyond my concern. I have to stay away from that, for sure. That’s some real beef.”
On what he learned from working with Beyonce on Lemonade: “How particular to be about your music. She’s a perfectionist. Think about the BET performance. She was very particular – the lighting, the camera blocking, the transition from the music to the dancing. It was confirmation of something I already knew.”
On when he found his own style: “I think it was the day I said I was gonna go by my real name, Kendrick Lamar.”