The NY Times Magazine Profiles Kendrick Lamar

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Earlier today The NY Times Magazine published a profile of Kendrick Lamar by writer Lizzy Goodman, who spent a number of weeks with the rapper as he toured the country with Kanye West earlier this year. The profile offers some rare insight into Kendrick’s head as well as the notoriously insular TDE inner circle. Goodman paints a picture of a quiet, humble young kid who is never not sober and remains singularly focused on his goal of becoming the greatest rapper ever. We get to learn a bit about Kendrick’s relationship with longtime girlfriend Whitney Alford, as well as his childhood in Compton. We also read that K.Dot and Kanye had very little one-on-one time during the tour, dispelling the notion that the younger MC was being mentored in some way by the OG. As it turns out, the powers that be at TDE weren’t crazy about their star joining the tour in the first place, they would have much preferred to have him spend that time in the studio working on his next album. All in all, it’s a great read and well worth your time if you’re a fan of Kendrick and his music.

Read: Kendrick Lamar, Hip-Hop’s Newest Old-School Star

Previously: Kendrick Lamar Wants to Score Films | Reek Da Villain ft. Kendrick Lamar, Ace Hood & Swizz Beatz – Go Off (Video)


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2 Responses to “The NY Times Magazine Profiles Kendrick Lamar”

  1. WULU Says:

    “…humble young kid who is never not sober”

    ^^^^

    that was a really confusing way to word it brother eskay.

  2. jewiii Says:

    always sober or never using drugs

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