Kendrick Lamar Reveals His Top 10 MCs to Erykah Badu

Back in September, Kendrick Lamar made mention of his desire to collaborate with R&B soulstress, Erykah BaduInterview Magazine made that happen yesterday, but with a twist, as Ms. Badu was commissioned to interview the young lyricist as they went back and forth on various topics, with the exchange leading to Kendrick naming his top 10 rappers (in no specific order), his on-tour ("rider") essentials, and his insights on womanhood. Erykah also chimed in to give her perspective on life as a middle-aged woman and her curiosity to experience life as a man. Check it out below, and tell us what you feel about his thoughts on the subjects.

Kendrick Lamar's Top-10 MCs:

Jay-Z
Nas
Tupac
Snoop
B.I.G.
Eminem
André 3000
Rakim
Kurupt
DMX

On-tour essentials:

Fruit Pebbles
Baked Chicken
Bottle of Hennessy
Polo Socks

Kendrick on womanhood:

There's just a certain knowledge instilled in a woman. There are these things that women have that men just can't grasp: the understanding of love; the understanding of being; having a certain type of care in your heart and knowing when to be compassionate; knowing how to be a confidante...

Erykah on the dichotomy of being a man versus being a woman:

Because I have no memory of my past lives, I don't know what it feels like to be a man. I think I would like to experience it, though. I mean, I'm happy that I am who I am, but being a woman in her forties ain't no joke, man. I'm tellin' you . . . This is some other-ness shit. There's a hormone that gets released called "I don't give a fuck"—it is heavy.

By: Gabe Oshin / News / May 9, 2013 / 12125 Views
  • Bird

    I'd be weird if Andre 3000 was not in the list. He's clearly influenced by him

  • UglyFrank

    He should get with Erykah Badu, imagine how good kendrick would be then....

  • rz

    lol @ DMX

  • asdqware

    NO KANYE?

  • http://twitter.com/CARLTONYAITO Carlton Yaito

    It's clear you're a youngin if you think DMX isn't one of the greatest

  • jacob96

    predictable. could of put more thought into it instead of naming the 1st rappers to pop into your head

  • Guest

    I don't think Kendrick realizes just how much he's been influenced by Kanye.

  • yeah…right

    um, i'm pretty sure he was put on the spot.

    Erykah: "who are your top 10 rappers, in your opinion?"
    Kendrick: "I'ma have to put some more thought into that question. I'll get back to you on that."

  • in line.

    pretty sure there's a long line of people trying to "get with" Erykah.

  • http://www.facebook.com/oscar.nashiii Oscar Nash III

    don't you?

  • Maggie Thatcher

    "There's just a certain knowledge instilled in a woman. There are these
    things that women have that men just can't grasp: the understanding of
    love; the understanding of being; having a certain type of care in your
    heart and knowing when to be compassionate; knowing how to be a
    confidante..."

    What a brown-nose! What an ignoramus!

  • tupapi

    why the fu..... nevermind

  • ty

    Not that much. His top makes a lot of sense already

  • MRCOOLDUDE

    i would have thought dr.dre would be on there... meh

  • sameshit

    ive never seen so much kanye west dick riding until Hypetraak. gettin real old too

  • smelly

    TADOW!!!

  • ty

    "It's Dark and Hell is Hot" is the first album Kendrick ever bought and it basically inspired him to write his first verses. So, even if you don't fuck with DMX, show a little respect please!

  • wolf_mccloud

    correction: 'it's dark and hell is hot' wasn't the first album he bought but the first album he listened to, that for him, filled the void he felt pac left in the game after he passed.

  • ty

    In a recent interview for a french magazine he told that it was the first album he bought. Maybe he was lying since you seem to know better !

  • BUCK JOHNSON

    TIM TEBOW?

  • jacob93

    I would understand If its some random interviewer but its badu ,take this one serious k doy I moment to gather up Your idols wont hurt

  • http://twitter.com/lucidpoop lucidpoop

    Kanye inst' the best MC he's one of the best artist. People are fucking dumb.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Killahhhh Robert Cummings Kiillin’it

    U FORGOT YEEZY

  • LilSoupie

    shut yow ass up in line before i flatline you wit the mack
    - Lil Soupie

  • MG

    Dre is a producer not a rapper

  • kev

    Lmaoo erykah funny aff