One of our favorite rappers Kendrick Lamar got his first cover with Complex Magazine for their August/September 2014 issue! Kendrick sat down with Complex staff to discuss his thoughts on his success with his major label debut with the “good kid, M.A.A.d city” album release back in 2012, the process of his follow-up album, and his process for coming up with signature, killer verses.
It’s been a while since we’ve heard from Kendrick, well since his infamous verse on Big Sean’s “Control” that shook the hip-hop industry. Aside from touring, Kendrick’s been putting in some major work in the studio to ensure that the quality of his follow-up album will be topnotch! The pressure is on, but he’s not too phased by that; Kendrick is focused on the road ahead of him and wants to simply make great music like the great rappers/lyricists that inspire him most (Jay Z, Nas, Dr. Dre). Kendrick says that he should be ready for a fourth quarter album release, and we couldn’t be more excited! We are sure that K-Dot will deliver and exceed expectations!
Aside from his interview, we noticed a pair of dope kicks that the Cali-bred rapper were wearing in the shoot. We must admit, they’re pretty hot! Even though he’s not the “fashion-head rapper,” he makes his simplistic, classic style work for him! We love his style. There’s always an element that you don’t expect, and these Roshes definitely accomplished the surprise factor.
So what do you all think of Kendrick’s kicks? Are you all ready for more music from the TDE star? Leave us a comment and let us know!