"Even the president has got to hear that snare drum” - Kendrick Lamar On His Monumental Year
For those with their ear to the ground, above it or below it, the rise of Kendrick Lamar has been a longtime coming. And while we’ve had plenty of time to sit back and reflect on precisely what this year has meant for both hip-hop and the world at large, a recent interview and cover story with Billboard finds K Dot in a particularly candid mode. In the lengthy profile piece, Kendrick waxes sentimental on the behind a clean sweep at The Grammys — where he’s nominated 11 times for the conquer-all album of the year, To Pimp A Butterfly — his meeting with president and fan, Barack Obama, as well as the other leaders in hip-hop’s new and innovative front of emcees and vocalists, with TPAB players like Thundercat and Terrace Martin chiming in. Hit the link below for the full script of this brilliant read. And if you’ve somehow missed the boat on Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly, grab a digital copy of the album on iTunes today or head over to The OKP Shop for the wax treatment.