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King Kendrick continues his reign over hip-hop, proving his latest title of ‘Hitmaker’ is nothing short of accurate.
Recently making Forbes’ cover for its ’30 Under 30′ issue, the Compton native is crowned Variety magazine’s 2017 ‘Hitmaker Of The Year.’
Honored at the inaugural Variety Hitmakers event, Kendrick Lamar received the first-ever Hitmaker of the Year award and sat down for a detailed interview, where the emcee discussed what the award means to him, his struggle early on in his career, and even mentioned his liking for Netflix’s ‘Stranger Things’ and Get Out being his favorite movie of the year.
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Speaking on the successful DAMN lp, Lamar says:
I think the more people talk about it, the more it becomes fascinating, and you can have a debate about it…As long as I keep knowing how much to give, giving just enough, and being able to pull back and leave the audience to interpret it…
Check the full cover story here and watch a behind-the-scenes look below: