Kendrick Lamar Interviewed by Flying Lotus: 'Always Put Your Heart Over a Dollar Sign'

Kendrick Lamar
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Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar joined Flying Lotus on his monthly BBC Radio 1 show that's part of their Residency series, speaking about hip-hop, making music and Lamar's new album To Pimp A Butterfly

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FlyLo produced the opening track, "Wesley's Theory," on Lamar's album, which he called "a future classic" in their conversation. 

Lamar outlined his ideas and influences on the massively successful and well received set, saying it was "me collecting every bit of music I've learned to live with and love since the day I was born. My father's influences from oldies to gangster rap. That was it for me and not being in fear to show these influences."

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He continued, "A lot of artists get to a point where we like to stay redundant, we like to stay compromising what we really want to do. And I said I wasn't going to do that on this album. I give that advise to any artist out there: Do what your heart tells you to do, because the rewards is even that much more better."

Lamar also joined Flying Lotus on his 2014 album You're Dead! with vocals on the track "Never Catch Me." 

"I encourage you, the listener, to always put your heart over a number or a dollar sign," Lamar said in the interview. 

Listen to the full show here


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