King Kendrick lands this month’s cover for Rolling Stone’s “50th Year Anniversary” issue! It’s been one hell of a year for the Compton rapper who also received a double-platinum plaque for his highly acclaimed, fourth studio album, “DAMN.” For the cover issue, Rolling Stone sat down with Kendrick fore an exclusive interview.
Other than a few lyrics, you’ve been quiet about Donald Trump. Why?
I mean, it’s like beating a dead horse. We already know what it is. Are we gonna keep talking about it or are we gonna take action? You just get to a point where you’re tired of talking about it. It weighs you down and it drains your energy when you’re speaking about something or someone that’s completely ridiculous.
Is it ever OK for a rapper to have a ghostwriter? You’ve obviously written verses for Dr. Dre yourself.
It depends on what arena you’re putting yourself in. I called myself the best rapper. I cannot call myself the best rapper if I have a ghostwriter. If you’re saying you’re a different type of artist and you don’t really care about the art form of being the best rapper, then so be it. Make great music. But the title, it won’t be there.
Head over to RollingStone.com to read the entire piece.
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