Kendrick Lamar Covers Vanity Fair

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Kendrick Lamar appears on the cover of the latest issue of Vanity Fair and also sits down for an extensive interview to discuss his ascension, being named after The Temptations' Eddie Kendricks, winning a Pulitzer Prize, Kanye West and more.

"He has his own perspective, and he's on this whole agree to disagree thing, and I would have this conversation with him personally if I want to," Kendrick says about West.

He also opened up about becoming the first non-classical or non-jazz artist to take home a Pulitzer Prize.

"It was one of those things I heard about in school, but I never thought I'd be a part of it. [When I heard I got it], I thought, to be recognized in an academic world…whoa, this thing really can take me above and beyond. It's one of those things that should have happened with hip-hop a long time ago," he says. "It took a long time for people to embrace us -- people outside of our community, our culture -- to see this not just as vocal lyrics, but to see that this is really pain, this is really hurt, this is really true stories of our lives on wax."

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