Kendrick Lamar Says He's Competitive With Jay-Z, Nas & Kanye West

posted November 09, 2012 08:57:00 AM CST | 236 comments

Kendrick Lamar Says He's Competitive With Jay-Z, Nas & Kanye West

Kendrick Lamar says he's competitive with all emcees, including Jay-Z, Nas and Kanye West. He also says "good kid, m.A.A.d. city" will be a "classic" in time.

With Kendrick Lamar in Europe, the good kid emcee participated in a round table interview. While in France, K. Dot spoke with US Rap News about good kid, m.A.A.d. city being a classic and the competitive nature amongst emcees. 

"Classic represents five years, 10 years at a time," he said when discussing his new album's "classic" status. "It's classic worthy right now. It will be a classic. Ain't nothing missing from it to be a classic. It's just time that's missing." 

Lamar also went on to explain the competitive nature that he has as an emcee. 

"It's the competitive nature. We can't forget that. We can do features with each other. We can rap with each other. But at the end of the day, you gotta want to be the best," he explained. "I'm definitely competitive with [Black Hippy]. I'm competitive with them. I'm competitive with Jay-Z. I'm competitive with Nas. I'm competitive with Kanye [West]. We're in the big leagues now. I can't be looking at them as big homies for the rest of my life." 

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