kendrick lamar ferguson

Kendrick Lamar hasn’t been as outspoken — publicly, at least — on the Michael Brown and Eric Garner protests as other rappers have, but he let off some of that anger, sadness and insight during a recent interview with MTV News.

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“It’s definitely frustrating, 100 percent,” he said. “It’s something that I’ve been around since the beginning of time. I remember coming up in the city of Compton and having these same types of ordeals.” K. Dot then went on to stress the importance of his latest single, “i,” during times like these: “it’s bigger than just a good tune; it’s really a psychological catchphrase.”

As for whether he feels he needs to be more active when it comes to social issues, Kendrick believes he’s on the right path by sharing his unique perspective with the world, because knowledge is the key to progress.

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