West Up. We have an exclusive new in-depth interview to share with y’all today from Devi Dev and TDE star Kendrick Lamar. The Compton native linked up with LA’s own Devi Dev in Houston at 93.7 The Beat to discuss a variety of topics, including his new album, his battles with depression and much more. Dev shared some of the key points from the interview, which you can read below along with the video interview itself.
This interview is really a bird’s eye view into his thought process in shaping his upcoming album and why he feels it will be an important body of work. Saying that he has dealt with and still deals with depression, Kendrick says what more black men need to have is “Self worth”, sharing… “We were taught to live the lifestyle of negativity but…we all are masters and kings at heart. All you have to do is practice some positivity and put that energy around you. I tell this to my homeboys everyday when I go back to the city. You have to put your mind in a different place.”
He also explains what it means when he says “I love myself” and when the process of self love began for him as a man. Since GKMC’s release, K.Dot says he has become more open and that the inspiration behind the new project comes from the conversations he has been having and the things he has been learning from people all over the world.