Kendrick Lamar Talks Making Multiple Versions Of 'Good Kid' & Relationships With Other TDE Artists

K. Dot and Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith cover Billboard's Hip Hop Power Players issue.

(AllHipHop News) With the overwhelming success of his DAMN album, some music publications are declaring Kendrick Lamar as the best rapper alive. In addition, Billboard is calling K. Dot's label, Top Dawg Entertainment, Hip Hop's greatest indie label.

The magazine also placed the Compton emcee and TDE head Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith on its inaugural Hip-Hop Power List. In addition, Lamar and Top Dawg were interviewed for the cover story.

Among the many topics brought up in the article, Kendrick spoke about his major label debut LP good kid, m.A.A.d city. Apparently, there were multiple versions of the critically acclaimed project.

"Yeah, we did good kid about three, four times before the world got to it," said Lamar. "New songs, new everything. I wanted to tell that story, but I had to execute it. My whole thing is about execution. The songs can be great, the hooks can be great, but if it’s not executed well, then it’s not a great album."

The 7-time Grammy winner's career has elevated to superstar status since GKMC was released. He was asked if his relationships with other TDE acts has changed since the early days of the imprint.

"Being a fan of groups and labels, you hear stories of motherf-ckers fighting, this one jealous of the other. Those cats never had brotherhood from the jump," Kendrick stated. "I still can look in [ScHoolboy] Q’s eyes, and he can still look in my eyes, like, 'N-gga, I know.' Or Rock. I know what we did to get here. No matter how far we get, we’ll always have that bond, period."

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