Kendrick Lamar Assumes ‘New King of the West’ Title

Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar has big shoes to fill. The Compton MC has been dubbed the “new King of the West Coast” by his mentors Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg, but he’s taking it all in stride.

“I know I’m ready. I know it’s a lot of responsibility, but at the same time, I put that pressure on myself,” he said during his appearance on “106 & Park.” “The first time I picked up that pen, I knew I got a legacy to carry on. My forefathers in front of me—Snoop, Dre, Game.”

While he may be one of the most buzzed-about MCs, Dr. Dre’s protégé is not letting the hype go to his head. “I’m so honored and privileged, but at the same time, I know that them words can only go as far as I let them,” he continued. “I gotta put that grind and that work ethic in.”

Fresh off the debut of his video for “Swimming Pools (Drank),” Kendrick will hit the road in September for the BET Music Matters tour. His debut good kid m.A.A.d city is due October 2, but don’t expect many guests. “I’m selfish on this album. It’s all me.”

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  1. Oh

    He really is tbh.


    MinajRules2012 Reply:

    @Oh, King of what??? Lol. I almost fell out of my seat. These new artists need to RELAX! At least break some records with the debut, then you can be King. Lame!!! You’re done!


    PHX Reply:

    @MinajRules2012, Actually read the post not just the headline Dre & Snoop dubbed him that and he is basically saying he is gonna work to truly earn that title. Stop just trying to hate on everybody for the fuck of it.


    Rockchilld Reply:

    @MinajRules2012, Ignant hoe lol dude has three times the material out that minaj does. Dude was signed to lil wayne before nikki was. Idiot


    mitcholos Reply:

    @Rockchilld, Word Up Man- YM Fans Don’t Even Know Their Own Damn History… This New Generation Are Ignorant And Fickle As Hell


  2. Mr Nice Watch

    lets get it!


  3. jay tremaine

    co sign!


  4. pete



  5. wn

    t-rawww>this clown


    Webb Reply:

    @wn, “t-rawww” is a clown, Kendrick would rap circles around mr. rack city. Tyga is a funny gimmick only. Kendrick is top 5 up-in-comming Rappers, tyga IS NOT!!!!!


  6. die

    To be king, sell your soul.


  7. no1else

    Kendrick Lamar is CLEARLY the best artist this generation has seen lyrically. you guys can lough about him being a new artist and i really dont care about him being the “new King” bullshit. i just know this man has depth, he’s not like these other new artist.


  8. SW

    what about my NI*** GAME men come on now he still in the game


  9. Young Pereezy YMCMB-MMG

    Kendrick is Great Rapper and he really to Relax, Cuz my nigga Game, and Big Sean still alive


    adnama2011 Reply:

    @Young Pereezy YMCMB-MMG, Game, Snoop and Dre pass the tourch to kendrick at his LA show so Game knows watsup and Big Sean reps Detroit which is midwest not west coast


  10. black

    @Young Pereezy, Big Sean is not from the West Coast. He’s from the West Side of Detroit.


  11. lakermiss

    not to mention Kendrick destroyed Game on the only collaboration they’ve done – “the city” from Game’s last album….google it…Kendrick is King


  12. kaurreche



  13. Christian

    Johanna~I went with my parents to Courageous on Friday night, and was so blesesd. It was a wonderful movie and has been added to my list of favorites! This was a great review of it, by the way. I agree with everything you say!In HIM!


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