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Kendrick Lamar has landed on the cover of the August/September 2014 issue of Complex.
The extraordinary piece paints a vivid picture of Kendrick’s career: putting his major label debut Good Kid, M.A.A.D City into context and setting the stage for his highly anticipated sophomore release.
The Compton-born rapper speaks on the album’s recording process, his game-changing “Control” verse, being snubbed at the Grammy’s, Macklemore’s apology, and more.
The article also features commentary from Nas, Kendrick’s manager Dave Free (who revealed a typical guest verse costs $250,000), and TDE’s president Terrence “Punch” Henderson.
“Kendrick is going to be one of the most important writers of our time; dude’s a rhyming animal. Whatever he does will be appreciated, but at the same time he knows he has to bring it.” – Nas
“I’m only as good as my last word, my last hook, my last bridge.”
– Kendrick Lamar