Rapper of the Year: Kendrick Lamar Freestyles for GQ

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GQ has crowned TDE’s Kendrick Lamar as “Rapper of the Year,” so of course he had to drop a GQ freestyle to seal the deal.

Check the video and see the behind the scenes for the GQ mag shoot.

In the GQ spread, Kendrick talked about His Tupac vision with GQ:

I was coming from a late studio session, sleeping on Mom’s couch. I’m 26 now—it wasn’t that long ago. I remember being tired, tripping from the studio, lying down, and falling into a deep sleep and seeing a vision of Pac talking to me. Weirdest shit ever. I’m not huge on superstition and all that shit. That’s what made it so crazy. It can make you go nuts. Hearing somebody that you looked up to for years saying, ‘Don’t let the music die.’ Hearing it clear as day. Clear as day. Like he’s right there. Just a silhouette.

Kendrick talks about his relationship with Drake:

Pretty cool.” Shrugs. “And I mean, I would be okay if we weren’t.

GQ even asked If Drake one of his role models?

“No—peer. If anything. We all peers.”

READ More from GQ’s Rapper of the Year on GQ.COM

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