Watch Quincy Jones Drop Pearls Of Wisdom In Conversation w/ Kendrick Lamar
Kendrick Lamar‘s journalistic cunning has been well-documented over the last few months, interviewing his hometown heroes, NWA, for Billboard just a few weeks ago, but perhaps most poignantly at the very end of To Pimp A Butterfly, where he staged a sit-down with Tupac to cap off the album. Today, however, Lamar’s interviewing chops get sharpened just a bit more as he sits across from producer and all-out legend, Quincy Jones for a segment with HYPETRAK. The two music giants sat across from one another, smiles galore, going back and forth on the generational divide, tracing the roots of hip-hop, Jones’ time working with Michael Jackson on Thriller and how a good song couldn’t be spoiled by the worst voice, while a bad song couldn’t be helped by the best. Quincy delivers his message to a generation and Kendrick receives it with giddy excitement. You can watch Kendrick Lamar & Quincy Jones impart wisdom upon one another in the video below, but if you’re looking for even more of K Dot toe-to-toe with a legend, jump back to peep his interview with the surviving member of NWA or just give “Mortal Man” a well-earned spin. Cop To Pimp A Butterfly on iTunes today.