Kendrick Lamar and Miguel set sparks with their stellar projects, and the initial flames are only catching momentum. The two rising stars share cover duties for VIBE‘s new issue. Dubbed “The New Classics,” the sensations with substance span three covers, with spreads showing off their individually fly fashion sense.
When asked about to define musical genius, they both nodded each other’s talents:
Kendrick: “Somebody that don’t really have any boundaries, that’s not confined to the traditional structure of a song or traditional sounds. When you listen to “Adorn,” it feels like he’s not even trying to structure a radio j-oint. He just felt the music, felt the instrumentation and wrote the track.”
Miguel: “Good looks, bro. My favorite artists always took whatever they loved out of music and made it their own. It was their take on it. Kendrick is one of those people where I can hear Ice Cube’s first two albums’ influence. I get the street edge, but then I hear like the poetic player, smoothness, creativity and smart street savvy of Andre on Aquemini. That juxtaposition is what I hear in Kendrick, but it’s his own take. If you listen to my Isht, you’re gonna hear Prince, Marvin Gaye, Led Zeppelin or a little bit of the Beatles. That’s where I’m pulling from.”
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