After starting to rap at age 13, Kendrick Lamar (then known as “K. Dot”) was a unique individual from the beginning. Growing up in Compton, California it is rare that you come across a Hip Hop artist that has no strong gang affiliation(s), doesn’t smoke weed and cites Jay-Z + Nas as 2 of his biggest influences. Although he also got inspiration from West Coast legends like Dr. Dre, NWA, 2Pac & Snoop, I found it really cool that his taste in music was really broad and I think it’s really reflected in his style. With a XXL Freshman cover and a highly praised mixtape (O.D.) already under his belt, the sky is the limit for this passionate rapper whose only goal is to be the best.
On Wednesday, June 15th 2011 Top Dawg Entertainment’s own Kendrick Lamar was in Toronto to meet the media and rock a show at Sound Academy (Thursday, June 16th 2011)
The media team from TotemResolve.com (Big Philly & Howeslyfe) was on-site at the private “Media Session” at Remix Project to speak to Kendrick
Special thanks to Remix Project & Tara Muldoon for taking care of us and of course, Kendrick Lamar for taking the time to chat with us.
Shout out Howeslyfe on videography and Bezel Photo on the stills.
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