Kendrick Lamar Graces ‘GQ Style’ Holiday Cover, Talks With Rick Rubin


Kendrick Lamar will have the honor to grace this year’s GQ Magazine ‘Holiday Issue’ cover, donning a large fur coat. K. Dot sat down with the legendary Rick Rubin for a nearly 50-minute interview delving deep into the music world. This was the first time the two geniuses linked up, and the convo even sparked the duo to head to Rubin’s Malibu studio, shortly after the interview concluded.

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The intuitive discussion included: breaking down Kendrick’s Alright track as a protest song, sitting on that Pharrell beat for six months, meditating for 30 minutes a day, studying Eminem’s lyrics and flow, the direction of his next project, the impact of jazz sound, Snoop Dogg’s Nuthin But A G Thang visual, the impact of meeting Dr. Dre, To Pimp a Butterfly, Michael Jackson and much more.

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Listen to the two shed brilliance below, you might even learn something. Candidate for conversation of the year, right here.