Kendrick Lamar, who is currently on tour in support of his double-platinum album, DAMN covers the latest issue of ‘Rolling Stone’ magazine. In the cover story, Kendrick shares his perspective on the respect for lyricism in today’s landscape, crafting number one records while remaining true to the art of hip-hop, being relatively quiet in regards to Donald Trump, his experience in Africa and a lot more.
Check out an excerpt from the interview below and click here to read it in its entirety.
In South Africa, you went to the prison where Nelson Mandela was jailed, right?
“We sat inside the actual cell. We saw the stones that they had to dig up day to day. That was crazy. You could feel their spirits there, basically saying, “Take a piece of the story back to your community.” That’s exactly what I did. To Pimp a Butterfly, which is me talking to my homeboys with the knowledge and the wisdom that I gained.”
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