In the middle of studio time, touring the world, and being hailed as King Kendrick, Kendrick Lamar recently chopped it up with i-d.vice.com, and touched on everything from his first encounter with Dr. Dre to his “pre- beef” collab with Drake on “Buried Alive“.
Speaking on the first time he met Dr. Dre , Lamar said he couldn’t have been more excited.
“I was very excited,” Kendrick Lamar says during an interview with i-d.vice.com. “I wasn’t nervous at all. I was more excited, ’cause I knew that this was my shot, everything that l’ve worked for, everything I’ve built up to came down to that moment.”
He went on to say that the first encounter led to the recording of “Compton” off Lamar’s “good kid m.A.A.d city“ . Before the release of that album, Kendrick made an appearance on Drake’s “Buried Alive” and explained how that collab came about.
“I went on his Club Paradise tour and we really built a bond, a relationship, since the first time we met,” Kendrick Lamar says. “He put me on his album, which was the interlude, red light interlude. We always said it was gonna work. It was just about finding the right song, that was the right song.”
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