GQ has crowned Kendrick Lamar “Rapper of the Year,” so of course he had to spit a freestyle to seal the deal. Watch above and check out some highlights from his interview below.
HisTupac vision at age 21:
“I was coming from a late studio session, sleeping on Mom’s couch. I’m 26 now—it wasn’t that long ago. I remember being tired, tripping from the studio, lying down, and falling into a deep sleep and seeing a vision of Pac talking to me. Weirdest shit ever. I’m not huge on superstition and all that shit. That’s what made it so crazy. It can make you go nuts. Hearing somebody that you looked up to for years saying, ‘Don’t let the music die.’ Hearing it clear as day. Clear as day. Like he’s right there. Just a silhouette.”
His relationship with Drake:
“Pretty cool.” Shrugs. “And I mean, I would be okay if we weren’t.”
Is Drake one of his role models?
“No—peer. If anything. We all peers.”