Kendrick Lamar

Hip-Hop Rumors: Find Out The Kendrick Lamar/Tupac Connection

L.A. rapper Kendrick Lamar was on Chicago’s “Morning Riot” morning show and spoke about everything from his “good friendship” with Lady Gaga to working with Dr. Dre.  Kendrick also revealed a very interesting connection to the legendary Tupac Shakur.

The rapper was first inspired to rap when he witnessed Dr. Dre and Tupac shooting the “California Love” music video way back in 1995 – when he was only 7 years old. Check out what he said about the chance opportunity below:

I was in Compton and they were shooting the first version of it. They stopped right in front of the middle of the street. My pops had seen them and came back to the house and got me. My father went to the house to get me and put me on his shoulders to watch them shoot.”

Kendrick says he was inspired to do music ever since that chance encounter with the West Coast legends. You can check out the full interview below. Kendrick talks about his Tupac connection at the 2:28 mark:

  • water_ur_seeds

    watching them shoot a music video in the middle of a street at 7years old is hardly a connection… i thought you where gonna say its his second cousin or something or he bought his old car or pac f**kd his ma dukes

    • johnblacksad

      oh, you ain’t heard? Sydney got them Stacey Augmon’z….. looong reach

      • harlemsown21

        Reaching isn’t the word for this one…. so i guess me seeing him in the mall would be a connection to … smdh ..

  • TheBoxcarHobo

    Smh

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  • Carlos

    connection, you really reaching here, I seen Nas, 50 and a gang of rappers live, so i guess now i can say i have a connection. I really need to find a new hip hop site. anyone have any suggestions on good hip hop sites?

    • JimJames29

      Complex magazine has some crazy articles and interviews

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  • harlemsown21

    FYI .. this is why people rip in to you … this is no where near a connection to Tupac…it was an opportunity to watch him do his job…. but that’s my opinion

  • I’m more connected to Pac than kendrick in this case

  • King Cold

    damn some of yall is some straight haters

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  • He with g a y azz dre LMAO chill out

  • gomer_1

    i thought he was going to say i’m from LA and pac got killed by people from LA.

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  • thuglifefukdapolice

    IM CONNECTED 2 PAC LIKE THEY SAID I AM MALCOM X AT END OF THE MOVIE I AM TUPAC

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  • Brian Andrew Smith

    this is old fcuking news, not even a rumor.