Kendrick Lamar was a guest on Hot 97 yesterday morning and had one of the year’s most insightful interviews. During the sit-down, K. Dot discussed the inspiration behind his new music, his disinterest in “slick rap,” Macklemore’s Grammy text, producers for his new album, and much more. The interview is worth the full listen, so stream above.
“It gotta have the balance…I could sit up here and talk slick all day on record. But who’s gunna relate to it at the end of the day, when they gotta go back to this crazy world and feel like they don’t love themselves enough to stay humble and not commit suicide. Who gon’ make them records? Nobody. I don’t see it and I don’t hear it.”