Kendrick Lamar Shares Thoughts On Mumble Rap

( The generation divide in hip-hop continues to rage, with traditional purists of the genre locked in perpetual battle with a new school of rap, currently represented by the wave of "mumble" rappers including Lil Yachty, Future, 21 Savage, Migos and Lil Uzi Vert.

Kendrick Lamar has shared his thoughts on the mumble rap phenomenon during a new interview with Forbes as part of their annual "30 Under 30" issue. "The responsibility this is how I think is how you stay sane and stay focused in the essence of music, is to never forget the root where I come from, as far as hip-hop, and knowing my forefathers and the people that laid the groundwork for me to be here," Lamar said when asked about what comes with the mantle of being among (if not) the best rapper alive. "I always keep that in the back of my mind. Never take it for advantage, and misuse it.

"But also, at the same time I want to evolve. You know? I want hip-hop to continue to evolve," Lamar continued. "That's why I can't shun a lot of the artists that may not be a Kendrick Lamar. But this is what I tell them every time I see them be yourself and do what you do but also know who laid down the groundwork. Don't go on your interviews and dis them and say you don't like them and you don't care for them. That's your opinion, that's cool but you have to respect them. So talking down on the folks that inspired us to do this, it'd never be right." Read more here.


Related Stories
  • Cam Turned To Kendrick Lamar Before Making 'Diane' Video
  • Kendrick Lamar Wants To Be Villain in 'Black Panther' Sequel
  • Kendrick Lamar Question Stumps Jeopardy! Contestants Know
  • Kendrick Lamar, Justin Timberlake Highlight Brit Awards
  • Kendrick Lamar, The Killers Lead NBA All-Star Weekend
  • Kendrick Lamar, Future, Jay Rock Release 'King's Dead' Video
  • Kendrick Lamar, The Killers Lead NBA All-Star Weekend
  • Kendrick Lamar, Future, Jay Rock Release 'King's Dead' Video
  • Kendrick Lamar And Nipsey Hussle Release New Track 'Dedication'
  • Kendrick Lamar Bans Photography At His Concerts
  • More Stories for Kendrick Lamar
  • Kendrick Lamar Music
  • News Reports
  • Day in Rock: Paul Stanley Explains KISS Farewell Tour Move- Led Zeppelin Stream Classic Live Song Performance- Iron Maiden Plan Surprises For Fans On Legacy Tour- Sir Ringo- more
  • Page Too: Trey Songz Arrested For Alleged Felony Domestic Violence- Keith Urban Releasing New Song 'Coming Home' Feat. Julia Michaels- Drake Raps On N.E.R.D.' Remix- more
  • Foreigner's Mick Jones Wants To Record New Songs With Lou Gramm- Godsmack And Shinedown Teaming Up For Summer Tour- Blink-182 Announce Las Vegas Residency- more

  • Copyright 1998 - 2018 Iconoclast Entertainment Group All rights reserved.