Listen: Love Game by Eminem

What? When did this drop and where was I??? As I was casually streaming through Spotify’s hip-hop radio this morning, this started blasting. I checked to see the artist because I loved how the beat started and freaked when I found out it was Eminem and Kendrick.

I. didn’t. see. this. coming.

Sometimes just because a song didn’t hit mass appeal doesn’t mean its not a good song. I’m gonna keep my ear to the ground more often…

Watch: Kendrick Lamar MTV Interview

I spent a good few hours replaying this because first off, I haven’t really heard an interview from MTV like this in a while. I had the impression that they mostly showed reality shows and seeing this on YouTube blew my mind! (+ points for modern media.)

Secondly, I always knew that Kendrick was a profound rapper, but to hear some of his insights on life in this interview really bumped him up my favorites list. When I hear artists in hip-hop speak vulnerably about what they’ve been through, I think, “Now he’s doin something special there.”

In a humble and reflective way, they use their experience to create something beautiful and honest. It’s something that disregards differences and makes you relate on a human level. That makes artists real artists for me, not some marketed product from a company.

Check out his interview here and I posted the rest of the videos after the jump…

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