Kendrick Lamar NPR Interview

It’s a quick-hitting but dense and powerful new interview with Kendrick Lamar as he sits in with NPR to touch on his upbringing and witnessing a murder when he was a youth. He also talks coming to grips with his new level of fame and self-reflects on TPAB. Give this 7 minute listen a play below.

“The message I’m sending to myself: I can’t change the world until I change myself first. For instance, when [my close friend] Chad was killed, I can’t disregard the emotion of me relapsing and feeling the same anger that I felt when I was 16, 17… when I wanted the next family to hurt because you made my family hurt. Whether I’m a rap star or not, if I still feel like that, I’m part of the problem rather than the solution.”

– Kendrick Lamar

BONUS: Remember last week when Big Sean & Ty Dolla $ign joined Kendrick on stage at his TDE Toy Drive/Concert? Welp, TDE put out some official footage of that energy today.