Kendrick Lamar Reveals Advice Dr. Dre Gave Him Early On


Dr. Dre's rap family tree has branches like Eminem, Snoop Dogg and 50 Cent.

Kendrick Lamar's on the chart too, since he signed his first major label deal jointly with Dre's Aftermath and TDE.

In an interview with Forbes magazine, K.Dot detailed the advice he got from the good doctor early in his career.

"I was inside [Dre's] house, and I was like, 'Damn, this is a big ass house.' Like, seriously. In my head. This wasn't long ago," Lamar said. "People was like, seeing success and seeing the accolades and things I have, and it definitely took time, but all these memories play like it was yesterday...He was like, 'Yes, it's a big ass house...the easy part is not getting have to keep this big motherfucker.' You gotta continue to work. You're gonna make mistakes along the way.

"But you have to ask questions," he continued. That's something that I'm learning now. I don't know it all. I have to ask questions. I'm still fairly a new cat as far as, you know, being a businessman and furthering my music process and my other ventures outside of music. You have to ask questions, and that's something that I'll always continue to practice."

In the article, Forbes reveals Kendrick has earned $78.5 million over the past five years, including a career-best $30 million this year.

Add all of Kung Fu Kenny's critical acclaim to large sum and it would seem like he's avoiding making too many mistakes. 

[Related: Kendrick Lamar speaks on mumble rappers.]


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