Kendrick Lamar reveals Beyonce as one of his biggest inspirations

Hip Hop Hollywood 10/08/2017

Kendrick Lamar has blessed us with a brand new portrait on the front page of the latest Rolling Stone Magazine. The portrait is accompanied by the controversial tagline 'The Greatest Rapper Alive' which has seen a little bit of chat come up online around the claim.

With the success of his past albums and his awards, we don't think the claim is too far off true. He's cemented his place as one of the biggest names in the music industry and is fast on his way to reaching legend status. 

"I called myself the best rapper. I cannot call myself the best rapper if I have a ghostwriter," he told the magazine. "If you're saying you're a different type of artist and you don't really care about the art form of being the best rapper, then so be it. Make great music. But the title, it won't be there."

Kendrick says that two other legends in the music game are the ones who have inspired him and his music.

And those two legends are The Carters.

Talking about Beyonce, K.Dot said, "She's a perfectionist. Think about the [2016] BET performance. She was very particular – the lighting, the camera blocking, the transition from the music to the dancing. It was confirmation of something I already knew."

He also revealed that Jay-Z has always been his favorite rapper, admitting he imitated his rap style a little bit in his early days.

"That was my guy. Still is. I'm still a fan," Kendrick said. "That was just a page I took out of his book, to be able to carry a lyric through conversation and make it feel like I'm sitting right here talking to you."