After Kendrick and company performed for the sold out crowd at the Hard Rock Cafe in Las Vegas, we took a “short” drive to a studio where the TDE boys recorded The Heart pt.3. In between recordings, TheWellVersed and yours truly sat down with the Compton kid to discuss the authenticity of good kid, m.A.A.d city and how sharing his story is meant to help our future generations.
It’s 100% real. It’s easier for me to write that way. I couldn’t fabricate anything and I know that the people close to me, when they finally get to hear it, they’ll be like ‘whoa’ he’s revisiting demons and this album was really me moving on with my life. Truthfully, being able to get that out is a lot of skeletons in the closet that put a burden on your life and a burden on your career.
To The youth of this generation: I come from where you come from. I made a change within myself to do something positive at the end of the day and you can do it too.
Part two — where Kendrick speaks on wanting to work with KING, unreleased Section.80 songs, Lady Gaga’s absence from the album and what’s after GKMC — is available now and can be viewed here.