Kendrick Lamar stopped by Bullett Magazine to talk about his reaction to fame, his respect for Jay-Z and the change from being known as K.Dot to Kendrick Lamar. The artist paints a setting explaining:
“Dre’s there. Snoop is in the room. Beautiful women are in the room. Homeboys are in the room, and everyone’s just mingling, man. It’s one of those moments when you’re like, I’m really a rapper now. Shit like that trips you out,” he says. “Even just walking onto your tour bus and seeing a full-blown studio in there, you’re like, Damn, I’m really doing this shit.”
The 25 year old rapper praises Jay-Z declaring:
“I salute people like Jay-Z,” he says. “How many tours has he been on? How many verses has he put down? How many interviews? How many radio shows? People forget that. They can’t fathom how a dude from the Marcy Projects is sitting next to Barack Obama, so they make up all types of crazy shit and forget the facts: This nigga dedicated every single day of his life to this, and what he has wasn’t just given to him. It’s no mistake he’s at where he’s at.”
The artist also developed on his choice to use his real name:
“I’ll always be K.Dot out in the hood and to my homies,” says Lamar, “but using my real name is symbolic of me showing people who I really am.”
The artist dropped a freestyle to conclude the interview. Check it out!
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