August 9, 2017


Kendrick Lamar's 'Rolling Stone' Interview: 7 Most Fascinating Takeaways

#1His first time in the studio didn't go very well

In Rolling Stone writer Brian Hiatt's brilliant interview with GRAMMY-winning rapper Kendrick Lamar, the pair weave in and out of talking about K-Dot's mindset for studio sessions. 

Kendrick fondly remembers his inaugural studio appearance: 

“My first time in the studio, [label chief] Top Dawg was like, ‘Man, that shit wack.’ Other artists around couldn't handle that. But it made me go back in the booth and go harder.”

And he name-drops classic rap songs when asked about recording emotionally personal songs like his "The Heart Pt. 2," giving shout-outs to Eminem's "The Way I Am," Jay-Z's "Song Cry," Tupac's "Dear Mama." 

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