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Kendrick Lamar at Terminal 5 in 2012 (more by Julie Schabel)
Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar had an incredible 2012 with the release of good kid, m.A.A.d city, the best rap album of the year by a long shot for many reasons, and he's continuing to achieve widespread recognition, having just announced that he will be in NYC to perform on Saturday Night Live on January 26, like his fellow year-end-list topper Frank Ocean did in September. Maroon 5's Adam Levine is hosting the episode, but at least he won't be performing.

Kendrick was recently interviewed by Life + Times about the meaning of his confessional saga, "Sing About Me, I'm Dying of Thirst," and you can watch the video of what Kendrick had to say about that song below. He also recently revealed the video for "Backstreet Freestyle," which you can also watch below.

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Kendrick Lamar decodes "Sing About Me, I'm Dying of Thirst

Kendrick Lamar - "Backstreet Freestyle" Official Video

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Comments (8)

dude is m.A.A.d corny!

Posted by Anonymous | January 4, 2013 9:36 AM

If that's the best rap album of the year by a long shot, then rap music is in a pretty bad spot these days.

Posted by Anonymous | January 4, 2013 12:44 PM

"I pray my dick as big as the Eiffel Tower, so I can fuck the world for 72 hours."

Pure genius.

Posted by Anonymous | January 4, 2013 12:56 PM

don't believe the hype.

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2013 11:38 AM

Uhhh yeah easily the best rap album of 2012.

Posted by Anonymous | January 8, 2013 5:46 AM

I normally don't have time to listen to music of any kind, and often find myself avoiding rap because so much of it is calling for violence. But I do wish that I was in a position of being able to alleviate the poverty and the despair of the human condition that exists in the ghettos. So very sad. :(

Posted by Linda Bradshaw | January 27, 2013 5:42 PM

5:42: Time to lighten up.

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2013 6:56 AM

He has talent that is for sure.

Posted by catering winnipeg | June 26, 2013 6:40 PM

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