Kendrick Lamar is an elusive person in general, especially when it comes to social media. The 35-year-old explained in a recent interview why he is staying away from the apps.
“My social media is completely off most of the time,” the Pulitzer Prize winner said in an interview with New York Times alongside pgLang co-founder Dave Free. “Because I know how… I can smell my own shit easily. I know. … I’m not one of those guys who goes, ‘Oh yeah, I know how good I am,’ but I also know why I’m so good, because God has blessed me with the talent to perform on the talent. ”
K Dot is regularly touted as the Compton rap god, but expressed that he doesn’t want to get too full of himself. “The moment you start getting lost in your ego, you start sinking.”
This comment is consistent with what he said Citizens in an interview earlier this year, in which he explained that he’s “dropping the ego a little bit,” adding that he doesn’t want to be called “the greatest.”
The Grammy winner also spoke NYT about his approach to live shows, particularly in light of his latest album Mr. Morale & the big steppers, and its accompanying tour. “Hood Beethoven – that was the original idea,” said Lamar.
He’s always been a one-of-a-kind performer, but on this tour the rapper wore a crown of thorns, used puppets, and overall embodied many of the concepts he brought to life through the music.
“Integrate that into dance and art now, and you get this contextualized, theatrical way of performing. It’s built into it. Then you put everything on the platform, everything on the deck. It feels like a theatrical hip-hop show and not the hackneyed shit.”
Mr Morale was immediately dubbed by fans as Kendrick’s most personal offering yet, and he backed that sentiment. “I never expressed myself the way I expressed myself on this album. From the moment I picked up a pen and started freestyling. That was the moment I was trying to achieve without even knowing it at the time.” He previously admitted the album was difficult to make.
The “Die Hard” artist has been nominated for eight separate awards at the upcoming 2023 Grammys, namely Album of the Year, Best Rap Album, Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Rap Song.