Kendrick Lamar Talks to Erykah Badu for Interview Magazine

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

Erykah Badu recently spoke to Kendrick Lamar over the phone during a layover of his in Denver, CO for a piece in Interview Magazine.

Kendrick talks about Compton, making music and being able to turn a negative into a positive.

BADU: You called yourself “Compton’s human sacrifice” on m.A.A.d city. What have you done in your life to make you feel that way?

LAMAR: Probably one of the hardest things to do was to actually do something positive coming from that space. It was so easy for me to dabble in everything else that my homeboys was doing, just being in the middle of the fire. So I felt like that was the sacrifice—for me to come out of that and do something positive. The moment I made that decision to get in the studio and actually work and study the culture of hip-hop, then everything just started to open up and blossom for me.

Kendrick also retells the story of seeing Dr. Dre & ‘Pac shooting “California Love” in a Bentley in Compton 15 years before he met Dre professionally and goes on to give his own top 10-11 MCs list. Read more here.

Previously: Kendrick Lamar & Steve Aoki Interview w/ Karmaloop TV (Video)

Video: Lil Wayne x Interview Magazine Shoot

Monday, March 28th, 2011

Lil Wayne recently spoke over the phone to Paris Hilton for Interview Magazine. Read a lengthy excerpt of the interview here. My favorite part of the surprisingly not-so-awkward Q&A session with Hilton and Interview contributing music editor Dimitri Ehrlich:

EHRLICH: Can you still work out when you’re in solitary? Do you get time in the yard?

WAYNE: Yeah, yeah. I got an hour in the yard every day, so I was able to do all those things.

HILTON: I had to do 24 nights in solitary. [Hilton was held in a separate cell as a safety precaution.]

WAYNE: Oh, so you know how it is.

HILTON: Yeah, I know how it is.

[Youtube via NewLilWayne]

Previously: Lil Wayne ft. Rick Ross – John (If I Die Today)

Interview Magazine February Cover (Jay-Z)

Thursday, January 14th, 2010

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The Jay-Z feature in the February issue of Interview Magazine just went up online. Check it out here. See the cover after the jump.

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