Posted by | Cyrena Rose
“I’m Only As Good As My Last Word, My Last Hook, My Last Bridge.”
Hip-Hop recording artist Kendrick Lamar graces the August/September cover of Complex Magazine – he is lensed by Coleman and B+ for Mochilla.com.
In the mag, writer Insanul Ahmed states when Kendrick delivered a classic with good kid, m.A.A.d city no one saw it coming! So, here is the looming question, now that the whole world is watching, can he outdo himself?
Kendrick says there’s less pressure on him now than there was right before good kid came out, when he was admittedly “super nervous.” “I was on the tour bus going back and forth on the text with Pharrell,” says Kendrick. “I asked him, ‘You think they gon’ get it?’ And he told me, ‘Don’t ever doubt yourself again. Always be aware but don’t ever mistake your first mind, your input of where your heart is at.’”
Check out the snapshots and excerpts of Kendrick’s interview:
“If I keep focusing on, ‘I need to make something better than good kid,’ it’s going to be just that,” says Kendrick. “That’s not challenging yourself. I don’t want to become that person reflecting on what has been done. What I’m doing now is the question. I’m only as good as my last word, my last hook, my last bridge.”
“I got a greater purpose,” he says. “God put something in my heart to get across and that’s what I’m going to focus on, using my voice as an instrument and doing what needs to be done.”
“This is truly a blessing from a higher power,” Kendrick says, “and as long as I understand that there’s really no limitations to what I can do. Everything is forward with me. When I’m in the studio I’m looking for creativity I haven’t matched yet, a feeling I haven’t felt. It’s a high. When you look at people like Jay Z, Nas, Dr. Dre, these people are established, but they love music and they love that high. You always want that feeling of creativity.”
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