Dave Chappelle has interviewed Kendrick Lamar for Interview magazine. During the conversation, the two talk about love for Hip-Hop, how Kendrick comes up with concepts for his songs, the reception to his latest album DAMN., an important trip to South Africa Kendrick made and more.
K.Dot also spoke on how his fans go deep into his lyrics and interpret them, which is usually quite accurate. “Everybody has their own way of hearing songs. My fans are usually pretty on point. Sometimes they go all the way to the bottom of it,” says Kendrick. “It’s fascinating to me how far an idea can go. I wrote most of my first album in my mom’s kitchen, and now I can go around the world and hear people recite those lyrics, and understand the story, even though they’re not from the same area I grew up in.”