With the recent release of Section.80, Kendrick Lamar has garnered more attention for his work. The buzz for the Compton, California emcee has grown considerably and co-signs have now been made, with significant stamps of approval coming from the likes of Snoop Dogg and another Compton representative, Dr. Dre. Recently, Snoop Dogg interviewed Kendrick Lamar on GGN (The Double G News Network) about the state of Rap and his relationship with Dr. Dre.
When asked about the state of the game, Kendrick Lamar spoke about his hopes to bring Los Angeles Rap back to the forefront, where he says he saw Snoop Dogg and others take it in earlier years.
“I think it’s up to the new generation to put it to the perspective how y’all had it,” he told Snoop. “I like where it’s going. You have me, myself, Dom Kennedy, Nipsey Hussle [and] Jay Rock. It’s getting back to a real G era where we’re doing what we want to do and we’re not going to do what the industry do. I like where it’s at, as far as L.A.”
Snoop followed this up be inquiring about unity among these rappers, noting that it’s important to build on this unity and support. He then shared advice to Lamar, while also giving his blessing and telling him that the veterans are “through with it and don’t know what to do with it.”
“That’s the thing this thing was built on. It was built on peace, love and harmony and once y’all understand that, y’all gon’ go forever, man. Y’all gon’ run with it because it’s y’alls to play with. You know, we through with it and don’t know what to do with it. We just sitting back, you know, watching, because we still know how to play. We know how to shoot and assist y’all. But, you know, it’s really for y’all to make a new thing out of it and keep it fresh and fly. But, you know you have my blessing.”
During the rest of the interview, Kendrick Lamar shared that Paul Rosenberg introduced him to Dr. Dre, who heard his track “Ignorance is Bliss” and was interested in his work. From there, he says, a relationship grew based on more than just music. The rest of the interview can be seen below.