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Kendrick Lamar Says Eminem Advised Him To “Stay Focused”

Posted By on June 24, 2013

Kendrick Lamar and the rest of the Black Hippy Group recently got to chop it up with Eminem in his hometown of Detroit.

Lamar said Em had alot of good advice for the young MCs:

“Eminem gave me the game on how to stay as creative as possible,” Kendrick Lamar says during an interview with MTV News. “Always stay true to the craft, really. Everybody knows Eminem’s penmanship is insane, so I think, for the most part, he focused on that as much as possible. That was the game that he was giving me and my crew. Always stay focused on the craft and not indulge in all the other crazy stuff that comes around.”

In the interview with MTV, Kendrick went on to talk about Em’s thoughts on “good kid m.A.A.d city” :

“He basically told me albums haven’t been done like that in a long time from a new artist, and he can appreciate that, how I structured the whole thing,” Kendrick Lamar says. “That was just one of the notes I took out of his book, how to [construct] songs, so I told him that.”


Check out the whole interview with MTV below: