‘GQ’ Rounds Up Stevie Wonder, Nas, Future And More For 'The Legacy Project’
GQ sat down with the heavy-hitters of the entertainment industry for their February issue, featuring “The Legacy Project.” The project highlights entertainers who have impacted the music and entertainment in huge ways this year. Pharrell, the issue’s cover star, blessed the project alongside Stevie Wonder, Nas, Future and a host of others.
At the prime age of 64, Wonder keeps up with the changing times of music. He then name-drops Kendrick Lamar and called him extremely talented.
“Kendrick Lamar is extremely talented. But not only is he just talented; he has a real concern for the people," he said (before breaking out into his own version of Kendrick’s "i.") "The good thing about the young," Wonder added, "is that they want to fix things. They don't want to fall into the same ol' bullshit."
Nas brought a Queensbridge vibe to GQ as he discussed his fight for “the voiceless” and his thoughts Notorious B.I.G.’s impact on hip-hop, retirement, and his infamous public feud with Jay-Z. The rapper also commented on race relations in America, offering his thoughts on the Eric Garner case.
“But I am surprised that the law enforcement did not do the correct thing with illegal chokeholds,” he said. “A chokehold because of a man stating his piece—telling them he didn't do anything. An illegal chokehold! It's embarrassing to New York, and it's embarrassing to the country.
Future, on his neck of the music industry, is killing the game and has no thoughts on slowing down anytime soon. With Grammys and number records in his crosshairs, he also shared his plans to complete his mission.
“I want people to say he evolved throughout his whole career. I wanna be able to have the most number one records ever. The most top ten records ever.”
Read more on GQ's "The Legacy Project" here.