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This week Kendrick Lamar covers Billboard and speaks about the Grammys, the cultural impact of To Pimp A Butterfly, and meeting President Obama.
During the Billboard interview Kendrick shares thoughts on the big night ahead of him, in which he is nominated 11 times.
On the upcoming Grammy night:

“It’s bigger than me. When we think about the Grammys, only Lauryn Hill and Outkast have won Album of the Year. This would be big for hip-hop culture at large.” 
How he feels about so many nominations:
“I want to win them all.”
The impact of To Pimp A Butterfly:
“The album just had a deeper impact than I expected, because it touched so many homes, and not just in my own community. I guess I’m just speaking words that need to be heard these times.”
When asked about his next album:
“As far as content, what I want to get across, I have an idea,” he says. “But even that’s still premature. Once I get back in that studio, things evolve into other things.”
Meeting President Obama:

“The way people look at me these days– that’s the same way I looked at President Obama before I met him. We tend to forget that people who’ve attained a certain position are human. When [the president] said to my face what his favorite record was — I understood that, no matter how high-ranking you get in this world, you’re human.”

Learning from Obama:
“No matter how high the pedestal you reach, we all still like a beat,” he says. “Even the president has got to hear that snare drum.”   
Full story via: Billboard

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