Kendrick Lamar is currently on the road on his ‘DAMN’ tour which is set to wrap in Miami on September 2. However, he still found time to open up about what he feels makes a wack artist.
The idea of wackness was something Kendrick touched on in his record ‘Element,’ but he expanded on the topic during an interview with Rolling Stone.
“A wack artist uses other people’s music for their approval. We’re talking about someone that is scared to make their own voice, chases somebody else’s success and their thing, but runs away from their own thing. That’s what keeps the game watered-down. Everybody’s not going to be able to be a Kendrick Lamar. I’m not telling you to rap like me. Be you. Simple as that.”
He went on:
“I watch a lot of good artists go down like that because you’re so focused on what numbers this guy has done, and it dampers your own creativity. Which ultimately dampers the listener, because at the end of the day, it’s not for us. It’s for the person driving to their 9-to-5 that don’t feel like they wanna go to work that morning.”
Whether you rate Kendrick or not, he has certainly found his own voice, so perhaps he has a point…