Kendrick Lamar Covers GQ / Talks Being A Picky Collaborator

Published: Thursday 20th Oct 2016 by Sam
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Cop a gander of Kendrick Lamar!

The Hip-Hop titan covers the Holiday 2016 issue of GQ Style magazine.

Beyond his striking front shot, the Compton reared rapper chopped it up with Rick Rubin in his interview feature.

Check out quotes and a behind the scenes clip after the jump…

Speaking on his musical choices and collaborations, K. Dot said:

“I used to consider the listener. But now I’m in a space where if I’m not inspired, I can’t really do the music. I can’t feel it. I put in enough hours to be able to pen a hundred-bar verse on the spot at any given moment. But for me to actually feel an idea, it has to come from me. And a lot of times I have to block out different needs and wants just for my own selfish reasons. But at the end of the day, it comes out where, whether you like it or not, you know it comes from a real place. It’s gonna feel unapologetic, uncompromising, and it’s gonnna feel me.”

For what it’s worth, he recently collaborated with Beyonce and Maroon 5.

Peep behind the scenes footage of his shoot below…

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  1. Navy October 20, 2016

    Better rapper than Jay-Z

    • Kurma October 20, 2016

      I dont know any of his songs.

  2. Weaveney October 20, 2016

    Then why did he collaborate with Maroon 5 on such a trash pop song??? He MUST have lost a bet somewhere.

  3. ???????Chile, take this “Itty Bitty Piggy” to the market and make sure you hold her hand while crossing the street!??????? October 20, 2016

    He wasn’t picky with Ms. Swift. Hmm, I wonder why. ?

    • Becky October 20, 2016

      She is a sl*t!!!!

    • Sebastian October 20, 2016

      it gave him his first #1 hit. Nicki Minaj?

  4. LISA LEVINE October 20, 2016

    …….. AND WHERE DOES TAYLOR SWIFT FIT IN?

    • Lmfao_Hoe October 20, 2016

      My exact question….

  5. Chile Please!!! October 20, 2016

    Lawd…he is not cute! Sorry! Just my opinion, in this pic he looks like he should’ve been part of “Goodie Mob” back in the 90’s. Brilliant rapper….but he’s not “GQ” magazine cover worthy.

  6. Kurma October 20, 2016

    Not eye candy enough. Why rappers are so ugly except LL Cool J???

    • LISA LEVINE October 20, 2016

      A. They Hood N_ggas
      B. They not models boo
      C. They not flamers/Gay/Tranny or Fem they MEN.
      D. They do not arch there eyebrows

  7. Bech October 20, 2016

    He looks like Lauryn Hill

    • RihNaj October 20, 2016

      Dead ?

  8. Caribbean Native October 20, 2016

    Says the guy that collaborated with Taylor swift……ok

  9. Blue Ivy Rod October 20, 2016

    Kendrick is not ugly, hes a cute guy and he has amazing features. Kanye West is not ugly, The Game is not Ugly, Drake and J Cole are not ugly, Lil Uzi Vertis not ugly, Fetty and b.O.b are not ugly.. List goes on

  10. JOHNVIDAL October 20, 2016

    LOl So you guys were all think the same I was thinking when reading this post. Taylor Swift? That basic and generic song with Maroon 5? Not examples of huge talents or songs to collaborate. He´s great regardless and deserves to be recognized for his album great albums.

  11. Blue Ivy Rod October 20, 2016

    You know this is based off yall taste but maybe he liked those songs and could hear himself on the track. Artists don’t need to perform the same ole meaningful songs bull that these stans seem to want. They gotta make a check and get some money too and now that Bad Blood was monster hit then he will be getting a nice cheque everytime it is played.

    • Rudy October 20, 2016

      Agreed.

  12. e Nowqd Redv dibut it ash trjoan ivy blobukz Need UK timely Ukuno eremixi October 21, 2016

    Nice

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