- 08 Feb 13
He’s rap’s brightest new star, with a fanbase that includes Snoop Dog, Dr. Dre and Pharrell Williams and a chart-topping album that outsold Rihanna. Kendrick Lamar talks about growing up in super-violent Compton, California and his struggle to stay grounded as his career goes supernova...
The biggest new thing in hip hop is smaller than you expect. Backstage with his entourage at Vicar St., Kendrick Lamar passes almost unnoticed. He has the semi-stoop of someone happy to blend into the background, speaks softly, avoids eye-contact. If you didn’t recognise his face from a zillion photo-spreads you could easily forget he was there.
Kendrick Lamar’s n‘Poetic Justice’ single is out now.