Kendrick Lamar speaks on the latest from Kanye West, "Yeezus."
We've all had time at this point to digest Kanye West's new expiremental album, Yeezus. Even Kendrick Lamar. In a new interview with MTV News, K. Dot speaks on 'Ye's lastest effort and venture slightly outside of hip-hop. Kendrick shares his thoughts on the LP, and praises Kanye.
Kendrick said honestly, "It was hard for me to grasp it on the first take." He continued, "I got it, but as I kept listening throughout the week, I understood where he was going and that was him stepping out of the box again and doing what he felt. And as an artist, we all need to take heat into that and salute that because, at the end of the day, it's so much we can do following radio, following the politics in the business so for somebody to come back again and do what they want, it helps out new cats like myself, Cole, Drake, whoever, so salute."
The Compton native shared his own interpretation of the album, before discussing the fact that Yeezy branched out to sounds that aren't strictly hip-hop, and can't really be categorized.
"My interpretation is, man, it's crazy how you come through with a distorted beat and still tap the realm of hip-hop and put some hardcore raps on it," Kendrick said. "So I digest it, digest it and he continues to break rules."
"I'm good with the fact that it don't have any classification, or trying to classify anything in particular," he said. "I think it's just music, period and if it's universal, if it can touch everybody in the world that's a beautiful thing too."