Erykah Badu Interviews Kendrick Lamar, Gets Him To List His Top 10 Favorite Rappers

Erykah Badu Interviews Kendrick Lamar, Gets Him To List His Top 10 Favorite Rappers

In this fascinating (and hilarious) Interview Magazine back-and-forth between Kendrick Lamar and Erykah Badu, the pair discusses, among other things, Lamar's top ten favorite rappers, his rider (what he asks for at a show), and what being a woman means to each of them.

These were his top ten in no particular order:

  • Jay-Z
  • Nas
  • Tupac
  • Snoop
  • B.I.G.
  • Eminem
  • André 3000
  • Rakim
  • Kurupt
  • DMX

And these were his rider requests:

  • Fruity Pebbles
  • Baked Chicken
  • Bottle of Hennessy
  • Polo socks

This is what Kendrick said about womanhood:

"There's just a certain knowledge instilled in a woman. There are these things that women have that men just can't grasp: the understanding of love; the understanding of being; having a certain type of care in your heart and knowing when to be compassionate; knowing how to be a confidante . . ."

And this is what Erkyah said about being a man versus being a woman:

"Because I have no memory of my past lives, I don't know what it feels like to be a man. I think I would like to experience it, though. I mean, I'm happy that I am who I am, but being a woman in her forties ain't no joke, man. I'm tellin' you . . . This is some other-ness shit. There's a hormone that gets released called "I don't give a fuck"—it is heavy."

Check out the full interview here.

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