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Kendrick Lamar interview by Erykah Badu
Few hip-hop stars have arrived as fully formed as 25-year-old Kendrick Lamar. Hailing from the MC hotbed of Compton, Lamar has been cranking out increasingly adventurous mixtapes since he was a teen, at first under the name K.Dot (a moniker he later abandoned). But with the release last fall of his proper major-label debut, good kid, m.A.A.d. city (Interscope/ Aftermath/Top Dawg Entertainment), Lamar took his show widescreen. He subtitled the album A Short Film by Kendrick Lamar, and there is something palpably cinematic about it. It's a deftly nuanced work filled with richly painted vignettes, complicated characters, and shifting perspectives that begins with a 17-year-old Lamar trying to find his way as he is being pulled in multiple directions by his friends, parents, hip-hop fantasies, girls, and the culture of Compton, and ends with him figuratively taking the baton from Dr. Dre while wondering if what he has achieved is a victory or simply part of a cycle. (Another Compton legend, MC Eiht, appears on the track "m.A.A.d. city."). Read the interview.
Comments 0 | Category: General | Posted by Susan on 14-05-2013...
Red Bull Music Academy presents Brainfeeder Session NYC
Expect the unexpected. Always one step ahead of the beat, Flying Lotus' Brainfeeder imprint has been touching ground on virtually all parts of the musical left field. A fine selection from their eclectic roster is going to keep you on your toes all night, while the inimitable Erykah Badu will round off the night behind the decks.
Red Bull Music Academy presents A Conversation with Erykah Badu
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
7:00pm until 10:00pm in EDT
Erykah Badu has been re-defining soul music since 1997, and that isn’t something you can plan – it comes from within. Come get shots straight from Mama’s Gun as the queen of future vintage sits down on the Red Bull Music Academy’s lecture couch to talk about artistic freedom, motherhood, and controversy, all the while staying true to her voice.