Kendrick Lamar Speaks On His Relationship With Snoop Dogg & Dr. Dre, Individuality In Music

Kendrick Lamar impressed with the individuality he's seen from artists lately, defends his generation.

While rapper Kendrick Lamar has spoken often on his relationship with fellow rapper Snoop Dogg and producer Dr. Dre, in a recent interview with The Goodie Bag TV he revealed that he also turns to the two artists for advice on life in general.

“My relationship with Snoop and Dr. Dre, other than them being legends, is basically just mentors. I mean as far as the music business and life in general,” Lamar explained. “Off the record they sit me down and tell me stuff they made wrong. And things to do and what not to do. Not only in this business, but just when you’re living. And as a 23-year-old kid tryna make something out yourself.”

The Compton rapper addressed individuality in music and the fact that even though more people are being themselves with their music there’s still those who try and confine artists to what’s popular.

“I like the fact that everybody’s they own individual now. I see people less being confined to what the next man is doing and actually trying to [establish] themselves as their own entity as an artist,” said Lamar. “As far as the politics, I still don’t like it. It’s still people out there that’s trying to maneuver certain artists to be this type of artist when they’re not. Just because they throw a dollar in their face real fast. That’s the part I hate. And if more artists get confined to that it’ll be more artists following behind them. Especially if they see success from ‘em.”

Lamar also spoke on the negative stigma attached to his generation and how both his generation and older generations can go about seeing eye to eye.

“My argument is we’re not born that way. You know what I’m saying? It’s just our surroundings that be,” the rapper explained. “And the people that’s tryna preach the good to us they’re not setting the best example because they have to come to a medium where it doesn’t sound like they’re riding us all the time. It gotta come to a point where ‘Okay, I understand what you’re going through.’”

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20 Comments

  • lol

    why this nigga always looks like he been binging on Weed, i thought he didnt smoke?

  • drphil

    and if u dont agree suck my dick in spanish

  • drphil

    no joke section 80 is a "CLASSIC"

  • blasphemous

    kendrick is a perfect example of the positive future of hip hop and those who bring up album sales @JASON can go ahead and keep sucking drake and wiz's dicks for pumping out the major label pop bullshit to appeal to the jr high kids listening to their radios, you're right dude his album didn't sell great but as far as critical response from both listeners and critics in the hip hop community you find me a more positive response. Jason you are the reason hip hop is becoming shitty so go bury your head in a toliet for a few months and see if the shit runs out of it cause right now a piece of shit is all you are.

    • Lamarjenkin

      I just paid $22.87 for an iPad2-64GB and my girlfriend loves her Panasonic Lumix GF 1 Camera that we got for $38.76 there arriving tomorrow by UPS. I will never pay such expensive retail prices in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 40 inch LED TV to my boss for $675 which only cost me $62.81 to buy. Here is the website we use to get it all from, H i tP e n n y, çom

  • Maxwell Harkness

    Kendrick Lamar is too good. Section 80 is album of the year

  • Anonymous

    STOP BEEFING OVER THE INTERNET CAUSE BOTH YALL SOME BITCHES ANYWAY

  • arto

    Section 80 FLOPPING! i cant relate with this ghetto FAG.

  • google

    PLease Please Please stay away from Dr. Dre career ending azz!!! that old senior citizen cant relate to whats happening out here...

  • Unknown

    @ Jason: How is Kendrick Lamar a Drake wannabe? Drakes a Fuckin Fag, he probably sucks Lil Wayne's Dick Every night just for money, and think about this He (Kendrick Lamar) is From the west coast and Drakes from Canada,The West Coast is 10 times better than That Faggot Ass Niggah "Drake"

  • jason

    Fuck Kedrick Lamar aka Drake Wannabe poser bitch. Drake would destroy this ass clown BTW His album flopped! HAHAHA! Drake's album is gonna shit on this dude.

    • Al27

      i should slap u for saying that

    • dashing

      @jason. Drake will probably outsell Kendrick forever because his music is extremely poppy, commercial, non-substantive and he has a label machine behind him. That doesn't make it better. And it isn't. Even the worst track off Section 80 is better than anything on Thank Me Later. Ask Drake. He'll be honest. He knows he can't fuck with Kendrick. And calling him a "Drake clone" is the biggest insult you could possibly give him. He's got range, substance, and can ACTUALLY flat-out rap. No Bbery. He's an artist, not a fuckin pop star. No Bieber collabos for him. But it's cool. I agree. He's wack cause he didn't have the marketing budget Drake had.....fuckin moron.

    • Anonymous

      u can only fuck up to 3 bitches in a hour, so unless that dude only fucks 2 bitches your dead wrong, besides why the fuck are you on drakes faggot ass dick hes a fuckin pussy nigga always singing slow songs like a little bitch. Kendrick sounds nothing like him i bet you've never listened to a kendrick lamar song.

    • jason

      Unknown is a fucking hater. Drake probably fucked more bitches in one hour than you will in your whole life. So shut up and get of Kendrick's dick faggot. Btw Section 80 FLOPPED. HAHAHAHAHA!

    • unknown

      @ Jason: How is Kendrick Lamar a Drakes wannabe? Drakes Fuckin Fag, he probably sucks Lil Wayne's Dick Every night, and think about this He (Kendrick Lamar) is From the west coast and Drakes from Canada,The West Coast is 10 times better than That Faggot Ass Niggah "Drake"

  • Brandon

    This dude is dope. Buy Section 80. Dopest shit I heard in a while. Hip hop at it's finest.

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