Student to Teacher, Kendrick Lamar Sits Down for an In-Depth Interview With N.W.A.

Kings from different generations, from N.W.A.’s jump to the forefront of hip-hop in the late 1980’s to Kendrick Lamar’s rise to stardom over the last 5 years.  Both from Compton, both making cultural impacts.  With the Straight Outta Compton movie hitting theaters this Friday K.Dot sat down with remaining members of the classic group Dr. Dre, MC Ren, Ice Cube and DJ Yella for a unique conversation with some of his biggest idols.

Star-struck at times, Kendrick asks about the biggest lessons learned, current artists they respect and much more.  Both Kendrick and N.W.A drop some real gems as they speak about what they love the most, music.  You can watch the full interview via Billboard HERE as well as their cover story on N.W.A. HERE.  You can watch Kendrick on Sway in the Morning below.


Icon of hip-hop culture and a pivotal part of the MTV News team, Sway has been a staple of the music-news arena for more than a decade. From giving Eminem, Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac their very first radio airplay on his local show in the mid-’90s to providing television viewers with their first good look at some of today’s hottest celebrities in music, film, fashion and sports. Sway has been there for some of music and the world’s biggest moments.

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