Kendrick Lamar's unwavering love from those who write about music continues with the cover of XXL mag's winter edition.
"The Chosen One," the cover declares, right next to Lamar's image. Appropriate at a time that even the Commander in Chief is calling out K.Dot's talents.
An excerpt from the article explains where "chosen" comes from:
I know I'm chosen. I know I'm a favorite," Lamar says. "I know in my heart there's a whole other energy and leadership side of me that I have probably run from my whole life. How much power do I want? How much can I handle? That's the question I keep asking myself. 'Cause when you are a voice for the youth, nothing can stop you. The youth is what changes things. Can I lead that? Should I? I get confused because people are championing me to be that vocal point and it’s a challenge for me to be that because I have some fear of that type of power. This goes back to me being who I naturally am or who think that I am now, that 28-year-old kid that’s kind've a recluse. But 28 is old enough for me to figure out who I am and have that power at the same time, that’s the battle and it's a trip.”It sounds like K.Dot is really grappling with his fame and acclaim. What do you think about his words?