Kendrick’s album was initially hailed as a potential classic and it continues to get better with age. I speculated that he had it in him back in this post for the “Tammy’s Song” video, and I think he’s pulled it off. good kid, m.a.a.d. city. 5 mics for me.
We talked all about his new album, Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City, which drops tomorrow. He spoke on his approach to the record considering it’s not his first project but his first on a major label, how he wanted it to act as an introduction to the rest of his music, whether or not the label influenced him creatively, his favorite song on the album, and more. We also touched on his early days as a rapper, getting in front of a mic for the first time, how his Top Dawg Entertainment crew compares to the other cliques in the game, and some other random topics.
Be sure to cop the album tomorrow and support one of the best artists we have in music right now!
Nardwuar hit a home run with all his hip-hop interviews at SXSW last year and this year was no different. Dude was everywhere. Here’s his clip with Kendrick Lamar, where K. Dot gives you a little insight into his history. Love the story about his dad driving him and his mom home from the hospital for the first time and blasting Big Daddy Kane because “he has to hear this.” Awesome.
Another video I’ve been meaning to post for a few weeks, but better late than never. Most of you should have already seen this but if you aren’t a big K. Dot fan, perhaps you missed it. Kendrick absolutely spazzes on this record, though my favorite crazy ending to one of his songs is still this one.
This joint gooooooooooes. Kendrick is easily the 2010 Rookie Of The Year.
And the winner of “best artist to come out of nowhere and immediately become one of Hyphen’s favorites” is…