Kendrick Lamar had a different approach on ‘Mr. Morale'
Kendrick Lamar features on W Magazine‘s The Originals issue published on Tuesday (October 11). On the issue, Lamar opens about different topics including his latest album, Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers.
While the Compton lyricist has won many awards like Pulitzer and Grammys with his previous albums, he explains that the new critically-acclaimed body of work is “the reward for humanity.” He pointed out the joy he finds in helping people express themselves appropriately.
“I've had rewards for my other albums in different ways, whether it was accolades, whether it was the Pulitzer, whether it was the Grammys,” K-Dot states. “This one is the reward for humanity for me.”
The 35-year old continues, “That's the beauty; that's the best feeling I've been getting. It's like when I be talking to some of my partners that never was able to express themself and communicate — they only knew how to communicate with violence.
“And for them to call up they moms, call they pops and say, ‘You hurt me, and this pushed me to go stay with my grandma, which my grandma pushed me to stay with my homies, which the homies pushed me to…' For them to be able to express that and have that communication is rewarding for me.”