Kendrick Lamar and Rick Rubin recently sat down to talk together at Rubin’s Shangri La Studios in Malibu for a new cover story in GQ Style.
The two had never met prior to the interview, but they hit it off so well that they began collaborating on music immediately following the chat.
Kendrick is currently working on the follow-up to this year’s “untitled. unmastered.”, which collected recordings from the “To Pimp a Butterfly” sessions.
In the story, they also discuss Kendrick‘s influences (“I got my clarity just studying Eminem when I was a kid”), his meditation habits, the making of ‘Alright,’ and where he plans to go next.
Watch the interview above and prepare to be inspired.
It’ll always have some type of DNA in my music. But me, as a person, I grow. I’m like a chameleon. You know? That is a gift and a curse for me. But more so a gift, because it never puts me in a box. And my ability to express and still make the connection wherever I go, that is my high point. That’s something I pride myself off of.