Kendrick Lamar On ‘To Pimp A Butterfly’ Inspiration – ‘I Felt Like I Belonged In Africa’ | Music News – Conversations About Her

Kendrick Lamar On ‘To Pimp A Butterfly’ Inspiration – ‘I Felt Like I Belonged In Africa’ | Music News

Conversations About Her

Kendrick Lamar On ‘To Pimp A Butterfly’ Inspiration – ‘I Felt Like I Belonged In Africa’ | Music News

Kendrick Lamar 09.02.2016ANDREW

 

Kendrick Lamar is currently nominated for eleven Grammy Awards, and the people behind the event have put together an oral history of his To Pimp A Butterfly album, with input from Kendrick and some of the album’s most important collaborators, like funk legend George Clinton.

 

Speaking about the inspiration behind the album, Kendrick cited Africa: “I felt like I belonged in Africa. I saw all the things that I wasn’t taught. Probably one of the hardest things to do is put [together] a concept on how beautiful a place can be, and tell a person this while they’re still in the ghettos of Compton. I wanted to put that experience in the music”. Read the full oral history here.

 

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