September 13, 2015

Kendrick Lamar Shares A Note To 2Pac + Video Interview

"I was 8 yrs old when I first saw you. I couldn't describe how I felt at that moment. So many emotions. Full of excitement. Full of joy and eagerness. 20 yrs later I understand exactly what that feeling was. INSPIRED. The people that you touched on that small intersection changed lives forever. I told myself I wanted to be a voice for man one day. Whoever knew I was speaking out loud for u to listen. Thank you. - KL"

It's been said that the original title to Kendrick Lamar's "To Pimp A Butterfly" album, was actually "Tu Pimp A Caterpillar" (TuPAC). “Me changing it to ‘Butterfly’, I just really wanted to show the brightness of life and the word “pimp” has so much aggression, and that represents several things,” the rapper explained. “For me, it represents using my celebrity for good. Another reason is, not being pimped by the industry through my celebrity.” Ultimately, Kendrick's album does pay tribute by sharing a unique spin on 2Pac's vocals from an unreleased interview; closing his album with a conversation between 2Pac and KL. An incredible album, I hope you've been paying attention and digesting the art K Dot has been creating since he entered the game. If not, resolve that ASAP (hit the tags). Today marks the 19th anniversary of 2Pac's death, may he Rest In eternal Peace.