Kendrick Lamar Details His First Rhymes, Moments Behind The Mic + More In An Intimate BBC Music 6 Interview
Kendrick Lamar has been making all of the rounds rounds as of late, with his most recent stop taking him across the pond to the UK to chat it up on BBC Music 6 with the always intrepid Mary Anne Hobbs while he was in town to perform at the Wireless Festival last weekend. The fruit of that sit-down can be described as a deeply intimate exchange, finding the Compton bomber reminiscing over a series of his firsts, whether they be behind the mic or over some loose-leaf, and speaking to his own childhood heroes like Michael Jordan, who, at a young age, seemed like he could conquer the world, no matter where he focused his talents. There’s a whole lot to take in on this 20-plus minute interview, but what is made resoundingly clear, unmatched determination and an embattled relationship with his beloved hometown, but certainly at peace with it now. You can hear Kendrick Lamar detail some of the most formative musical moments of his upbringing along with his writing process and even shout out Thundercat & Bilal for all of their musical brilliance, plus a whole lot more in an insightful interview with Mary Anne Hobbs for BBC Music 6 below. And if some way, somehow, you’ve missed out on his To Pimp A Butterfly LP, jump back and get yourself acquainted with what may be the best hip-hop album of a generation.