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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