How does one person’s story become universal? If the story tells of a young man’s growth as the world expands before him, the particulars can fall by the wayside and the narrative can break through and connect around the world. Kendrick Lamar broke through over the past year as his Good Kid, M.A.A.D City, which he labeled an auditory “short film,” became an international phenomenon, while still maintaining his honest artistic integrity. The young superstar sat down with Erasing Boundaries after a rousing performance in Iowa City and shared his perspective about the exciting and complex cultural moment in which he is a national icon.
Music from this week’s show:
Slavic Soul Party – Taketron (Erasing Boundaries Theme)
Action Bronson – Live from Kissena Blvd.
Talib Kweli – High Life – feat. Rubix Cube & Bajah
Kendrick Lamar – Black Boy Fly – Bonus Track
Kendrick Lamar – Rigamortus
Kendrick Lamar – Heart (Part 3)
Kendrick Lamar – Sing About Me, I’m Dying Of Thirst
Kendrick Lamar – The A