Is Kendrick Lamar a slave or a king? If you ask Suge Knight (which BET did recently), you’re going to be surprised at the answer. He’s saying that Kendrick Lamar (and the Game) are both being treated like slaves rather than royalty. Don’t worry. K-Dot has someone watching his back. The top dog at Top Dawg Entertainment responded to the accusation. We’re going to take a look at what Suge Knight said last week to BET as well as the response from Kendrick’s camp – which is right-on if you ask us.
Suge talked about the problems of Kendrick Lamar late last year, but he’s beating his drum again, saying it’s “not fair” that so much money is taken and not given to the rappers. This sounds horrible if you just listen to Suge Knight’s version, but if you step back and do some research, you’re going to find that TDE doesn’t believe they’re being ripped off by the music industry. First, let’s take a look at what Suge Knight had to say exactly before we go over the response from Top Dawg Entertainment.
Here’s what Suge told BET in the interview:
[All I was saying was] it’s not fair for two n****s from Compton to be gettin’ f****d, and it’s not good for me to have knowledge and not pass it on to them. It wasn’t about putting them as men down or as artists down, it was about putting the person who’s in control down, saying ‘How are you f****ng over these dudes from Compton when they’re making a difference for your company?’
What do you think? Does Suge Knight know what he’s talking about or is he just blowing air? Let’s take a look at Kendrick Lamar’s response over at SOHH.
TELL SUGE I SAID IF HE KAN SHOW ME 1 CHECK WE PAID 2 INTERSCOPE OFF OF R TOUING..ILL SELL HIM TDE 4 $1, NOBODY GETS SHIT OFF OUR TOURS. #TOP
— dangeroo kipawaa TDE (@dangerookipawaa) April 16, 2014
Also, you have to consider that Kendrick himself hasn’t been complaining. As the King of Hip Hop at the moment, he’s on top of his game and riding higher all the time. With Hiii Power on your side, the sky’s the limit to what can be achieved. What do you think? Leave a comment and let us know.