7 Things We Recently Learned About Kendrick Lamar
A lot has been said about Kendrick Lamar since the good kid , m.A.A.d city hype has died down. Through it all, the Grammy-nominated MC has kept quiet and hasn’t addressed anything. After performing at Kube 93’s Summer Jam, Nessa Nitty caught up with him to get his thoughts on things that have been said about him by fellow rappers, his upcoming album and rumors that have been floating around. Before you check out the interview, flip through to see what we learned.
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K. Dot confirmed that he is working on his second album but its not called United States of Alarm.
“That’s a good title by the way.”
He’s not mad at Lupe Fiasco for saying he’s not as good as a lyricist as Def Jam signee Logic or Bad Boy’s King Los.
"Everybody's entitled to their opinion, you feel me? I just continue to do what I do," he said. "Everybody feel their own aspects of it, how they look at different artists, but I just continue to do what I do."
After Kendrick’s “Control” verse caused a frenzy in hip hop, Mac Miller was one of the rappers to fire back, but not really. On his track “Friends” featuring Kendrick’s Black Hippy comrade ScHoolboy Q, he playfully rapped
“In this Game of Thrones, it is known/I got the 4G, L-T-E connection boards/No Control, f**k Ken Lamar (F**k you Kendrick!).
Some could figure out that he was joking but some took it as a serious jab. In a #AskMac twitter session someone asked him if he thought Kendrick was going to diss him after what he said in the “Friends” track he replied “fuck Kendrick.” In the interview, the G.O.O.D. Kidd confirmed they were still homies.
“That's my homie. He’s just a crazy guy. That my partner.”
The modest $500,000 house that he recently bought is in fact not his own.
"I really like to buy property whether it’s apartments, whether it’s buildings, whether it’s houses. I like to stay in L.A. I still live in L.A. in a small little apartment condo in L.A. I like to invest my money in different things rather than buying things for the moment. Something that can last me a lifetime."
Right now the only new music he is excited about comes from TDE newbies SZA and Isaiah Rashad.
"It's been a real drought man but I'm sure everybody's cooking up."
No worries, Dr. Dre will be working on his new album. When Nessa said he may not be focused on the music the Compton native replied:
"One thing about Dre is you can’t take the music away from him. No matter how much money he has he’s going to be right there in that studio. That’s before the deal, after the deal, he’s always locked in that studio."
He’s not worried about rapper Troy Ave. A few months back the Brooklyn MC called Kendrick a “weirdo rapper” during an interview on the Hot 97 Morning Show.
“I don't even know what’s the definition--I never met him, I never really focused on his music either.”