Kendrick Lamar Meets Barack Obama, Also Rap Squats In The White House
Legendary stuff.
January 12, 2016

Barack Obama named ‘How Much A Dollar Cost’ by Kendrick Lamar as his favourite song of 2015. Meanwhile, the album cover for Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly featured a group of men in front of The White House, crouching over the dead body of a judge.

Now, it has been revealed that the two parties have actually met last October at The White House. In a video posted for President Obama’s mentoring program named My Brother’s Keeper, Kendrick Lamar shows his support for the initiative and describes the meeting, saying that they discussed “topics concerning the inner cities, the problem, the solutions, and furthermore embracing the youth, both being aware that mentoring saves lives.” Watch his full explanation here:

In the Another Round podcast conversation with senior adviser Valerie Jarrett, she described the encounter:

“He was at the White House. He came and he visited the President, and you know what the president said to him? [Because] he was a little nervous — bless his heart, he’s really a very nice young man, and the President said, “Can you believe that we’re both sitting in this Oval Office?”

The details follow the emergence of a photo of Kendrick Lamar and his friends rap squatting in The White House, and yes, it’s pretty damn legendary. This is just more evidence of Lamar’s importance to hip-hop and music at large – his engagement of social and political issues is rare for an artist of his caliber and popularity, and we can’t wait for his Australian shows this March. Meanwhile, bask in the glory of this:

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