By: Amanda Anderson-Niles
Kendrick Lamar talks about Jay Z and puts Jigga’s critics in their place in a new interview? Kendrick Lamar is still enjoying the success of his latest album “good kid, m.A.A.d city,” and although he’s still technically a newbie in the Hip Hop game, many of his fans believe he has the potential to be one of the greatest to ever pick up the mic. But Kendrick isn’t letting the praise and hopes for him get to his head and he always shows respect to the greats who inspired him to even get the desire to put in work at the studio. But with Kendrick always comes a great sense of honesty and he made it clear in a recent interview he feels a lot of Jay Z’s critics are just disturbed someone like Jay Z could have come such a long way from the projects of Marcy to kicking it with the President. He tells Bullett Magazine:
“I salute people like Jay-Z. How many tours has he been on? How many verses has he put down? How many interviews? How many radio shows? People forget that. They can’t fathom how a dude from the Marcy Projects is sitting next to Barack Obama, so they make up all types of crazy sh*t and forget the facts: This n*gga dedicated every single day of his life to this, and what he has wasn’t just given to him. It’s no mistake he’s at where he’s at.”
Kendrick’s latest interview couldn’t come at a more interesting time considering Jay Z is being criticized left and right for his recent deal with Samsung, even by his own peers.
*Editor’s note: Jay Z has officially dropped the hyphen from his name. His record label has asked all media outlets to take notice of this in current published works.