Kendrick Lamar Talks About Why He's The Best
Kendrick Lamar is gracing the newest issue of Rolling Stone, in which he speaks about ghostwriters, Donald Trump, DAMN., and so much more.
Lamar said no rapper should be calling themselves the best if they need help writing the music that they perform.
"I called myself the best rapper. I cannot call myself the best rapper if I have a ghostwriter," he said. "If you’re saying you’re a different type of artist and you don’t really care about the artform of being the best rapper, then so be it.
"Make great music. But the title, it won’t be there."
Lamar also said: "A wack artist uses other people's music for their approval. We're talking about someone that is scared to make their own voice, chases somebody else's success and their thing, but runs away from their own thing. That's what keeps the game watered-down.
"Everybody's not going to be able to be a Kendrick Lamar. I'm not telling you to rap like me. Be you. Simple as that. I watch a lot of good artists go down like that because you're so focused on what numbers this guy has done, and it dampers your own creativity."
Original article by Isha Thorpe at iHeartRadio