The full 2Pac interview from “Mortal Man”

Have you been able to fully digest To Pimp A Butterfly yet?

I haven’t either as last night’s week-early drop of the album has elicited much excitement and early reviews of Kendrick Lamar’s much anticipated sophomore album.

One of the many highlights is Kendrick Lamar chopping up an old, rare 2Pac interview and framing it to his own questions. It sounded a little odd at first, but I love examining the substance across this part of the track, the track itself (which musically is great too), and of course the album as a whole.

Adding to that examination is the full 2Pac interview — the rare, extended sit-down with Swedish music journalist Mats Nileskär on the P3 Soul radio show, just two weeks prior to the infamous Quad Studios shooting. I’m pressing play below right along with ya.

ICYMI: My reflections on Me Against The World (which turned 20 a day before TPAB‘s release)