Kendrick Lamar recently chopped it up with GQ magazine, discussing how his father never ended up getting his Domino’s and how he would want Rihanna to play Sherane in a potential good kid, m.A.A.d city short film.

He also touched on some artists who he’d love to go toe-to-toe with lyrically, naming Jay-Z, Nas, Eminem, Rakim and Kurupt. He reflected on where he’s at in his career, stating that he’s “on their toes, for sure” and wouldn’t be nervous to hit the studio with them.

“I’m on their toes, for sure,” he said. “I remember when I was a young buck listening to them, I was thirteen or fourteen going back to the albums and how crazy they were. They just have a little more experience than me. I wouldn’t get in the studio with them and be nervous, I’ll put it to you that way. I wouldn’t be nervous.”

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