The self proclaimed King of New York Kendrick Lamar has been profiled by the prestigious gazette The New York Times. K. Dot explained why he believes hip hop has lost its edge, how he hopes to give rap its combative edge back and much more.  “If my edge is dull, my sword is dull, and I don’t want to fight another guy whose sword is dull,” Lamar later told me. “If you’ve got two steel swords going back and forth hitting each other, what’s gonna happen? Both of them are going to get sharper.” He laments what he sees as the impotency that has taken over the rap game. “Everybody that’s in the industry has lost their edge,” he said. “There’s really no aggression. You gotta say things particular, and everything is so soft.” The full profile can be read on The New York Times official website.
News | June 25, 2014
The New York Times Profiles Kendrick Lamar

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The self proclaimed King of New York Kendrick Lamar has been profiled by the prestigious gazette The New York Times. K. Dot explained why he believes hip hop has lost its edge, how he hopes to give rap its combative edge back and much more. 

“If my edge is dull, my sword is dull, and I don’t want to fight another guy whose sword is dull,” Lamar later told me. “If you’ve got two steel swords going back and forth hitting each other, what’s gonna happen? Both of them are going to get sharper.” He laments what he sees as the impotency that has taken over the rap game. “Everybody that’s in the industry has lost their edge,” he said. “There’s really no aggression. You gotta say things particular, and everything is so soft.”

The full profile can be read on The New York Times official website.


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