Kendrick doet vrijwel geen interviews, maar voor Dave Chappelle maakt hij graag een uitzondering. Voor Interview Magazine spraken de twee uitgebreid en op gelijke voet – o.a. over de krankzinnige groei van Kendrick.
“I think I’m still growing. The more people I meet, the more cultures I start to embrace, the more people I open myself up to—it’s a growing process I’m excited about. But it’s also a challenge for me, to be at this level and still be able to connect with somebody who’s living that everyday life. At first it was something I struggled with, because everything was moving so fast. I didn’t know how to digest it. The best thing I did was go back to the city of Compton, to touch the people who I grew up with and tell them the stories of the people I met around the world. Making To Pimp a Butterfly was me navigating those experiences. I went to Africa and I was like, “This is something I can enjoy and something I can challenge myself with.”
Lees het volledige interview via Interview Magazine