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Kendrick Lamar Lists Missy Elliott & Busta Rhymes As Inspirations Growing Up

Kendrick Lamar Lists Missy Elliott & Busta Rhymes As Inspirations Growing Up

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Kendrick Lamar continues to hail as one of the hottest artists in Hip Hop. Now, in a recent interview with Billboard, K Dot reports Missy Elliott and Busta Rhymes as “big inspirations” growing up. 

He reveals, “I think from the jump it’s always been crucial to me. You know, just being a kid watching BET, I’d be on the phone with Dave — you know my partner that does the videos with me — and we’d be watching Missy Elliott videos back in high school, and Busta Rhymes videos. They were always big inspirations.

So by the time we got to the point where we can mass produce visuals on that level, we said to each other ‘We all in,’ and that we’ve been waiting for this moment. So, I think it’s something that always inspired us to do it, just being a student and always appreciating somebody being willing to put full impact and full ideas not only into the songs, but when you’re watching the songs.”

In recent news, Kendrick and SZA’s “All The Stars” rises to the #9 spot on the Billboard Top 100.

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