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News: Kendrick Lamar Covers Billboard, Talks 11 Grammy Nominations

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As he preps for The 58th Annual Grammy Awards just days away and his 11 nominations, Kendrick Lamar sits down with Billboard Magazine. He talks to Jody Rosen about his nominations, his album, his recent visit to The White House and more. Take a look at some of what he had to say and the video below and be sure to check out the full story over at Billboard.

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On President Obama:

‘The way people look at me these days — that’s the same way I looked at President Obama before I met him. We tend to forget that people who’ve attained a certain position are human. When [the president] said to my face what his favorite record was — I understood that, no matter how high-ranking you get in this world, you’re human.’

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‘No matter how high the pedestal you reach, we all still like a beat,’ he says. “Even the president has got to hear that snare drum.’

On His New Album:

‘As far as content, what I want to get across, I have an idea,’ he says. ‘But even that’s still premature. Once I get back in that studio, things evolve into other things.’

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