N.W.A-legendaren Dr. Dre har spelat en viktig roll för olika artister genom årens lopp. I slutet av 1990-talet signade han Eminem till Aftermath Entertainment och följde nästan femton år senare upp med att signa Compton-rapparen Kendrick Lamar. I en intervju med Kevin Hart på Peacock-talkshowen “Hart To Hart” öppnade Dr. Dre nyligen upp om relationen till den unge adepten på ett högst ödmjukt sätt:

“I can’t take credit for Kendrick Lamar. Kendrick Lamar is a real muthafuckin’ artist, the true definition of the word. The only thing I can take credit for is opening the door for him because he’s done everything himself — him and Dave Free.”

Dr. Dre berättade vidare:

“We have a fantastic relationship. He’s amazing, man. Kendrick is one of those artists that we call ‘forever artists.’ He could disappear for fucking five years or something like that and come back and fuck our heads up, you know?

“Some artists feel like, ‘I have to do something all the time so I won’t be forgotten.’ That’s not him. He can disappear and come back with something that’s shocking, that’s amazing and everyone’s gonna tune in and listen.”

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