Kendrick Lamar does a “GQ+A” with GQ where he spoke on the real-life scenario skits on his debut album, good kid, m.A.A.d city (which is now certified gold), Sherane, and whether or not his dad ever got those Domino’s. In an excerpt below, Kendrick talks on personal relationship and monitorship with Dr. Dre:
GQ: How important has Dre been to you as far as a personal relationship and mentorship?
Kendrick Lamar: He told me all the mistakes I shouldn’t make in this business, being a new artist. I’m in a position where a lot of dollars will be thrown my way, and it’s up to me to maintain. One of the first things he told me was that anybody “can get a mansion.” He said, “You can get it. It’s nothing to get. You can get it tomorrow. The best thing to do is maintain it—that’s the hardest thing. Keeping it.”