A lot of familiar faces… Looking forward to watching this.
Tonight’s mood is very FKA Twigs in gold shimmer, but at home, with my cat.
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…
I love Janet.
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…