Kendrick Lamar has been on a tear since releasing his chart-topping album Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers earlier this year, spending the better part of the summer finishing the American leg of his world tour. Last week (July 24), Lamar spoke with 12-year-old reporter Jazzy of Jazzy World TV backstage about a few topics, including the kind of legacy he wants to leave behind with his music.
I want to make sure thats the legacy of my music; teaching people how to communicate how we feel. And, you know, it's okay if youre not perfect. It's about accepting the beauty of imperfection.
The artist continued to express his desire for his works to instill self-love among the listeners as they go on their own journey. Be yourself, and make sure you love being yourself. It's gonna be roadblocks, there'll be trials, but always remember this is a life experience. Accept your mistakes, respect your mistakes, and love your journey.
A video of a security guard crying during one of his performances was released earlier this week by Jazzy World TV. It's what music makes you feel, how it makes you feel. So to see him, bro. I was like, man, I wonder what he was going through? At the end of the day, you want everyone to perceive your music.
Kendrick Lamar's full interview with Jazzy World TV is available here.