Kendrick Lamar has a lot of fans around the world. According to Taylor Swift, she’s one of the people who rocks his music on a fairly regular basis.
In case you haven’t heard, Lamar is on the tip of everyone’s tongue these days. When they’re not discussing his collaboration with Flying Lotus, they’re seriously considering devoting part of their higher education to the study of his hit album good kid, m.A.A.d city. There are certainly worse ways to spend your college tuition.
According to HipHopDX, Kendrick Lamar’s music can also help folks when they’re stressed to the point of mental exhaustion. Just ask Taylor Swift. Apparently the country music darling loves the rapper’s unique musical stylings, and she often listens to his work when she needs to sit back, relax, and let go of a few anxieties.
Looking sultry in a wet T-shirt and jeans on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine, Swift explains her aural love affair with Kendrick Lamar during a recent chat with the publication. At the end of the day, nothing soothes the singer’s soul like a good dose of Kendrick. Whether Lamar views this is as a compliment is still up for debate.
“You want to know a trick to immediately go from feeling victimized to feeling awesome?” the country star asks before declaring to the world that Lamar’s “Backseat Freestyle” is her jam of choice. “This is my go-to… I know every word.”
While it’s clear that Taylor Swift loves Kendrick Lamar and rap music, it’s still unknown if rap music loves Taylor Swift. Sure, it’s always nice to have a good mix of fans, but it’s clear that some people aren’t overly impressed with the singer reps the genre. In short: Perhaps Swift should limit her gyrations to hairbrush microphones and bedroom mirrors.
Think we’re being too harsh? Kindly observe the Vine embedded below. Warning: Pardon the language, but it’s really the punchline to the whole clip.
Perhaps Swift can enroll at Georgia Regents University and partake in lecturer Adam Diehl’s “Good Kid, Mad Cities” English course when she’s finished finding a boyfriend and putting the finishing touches on her upcoming album. According to Diehl, the class will delve deep into the rapper’s ability to weave complex stories.
“The lasting historical influence of ‘good kid, m.A.A.d city’ has yet to be determined, but the album surely has brought new listeners to the genre because of the curiosity surrounding its instant acclaim. The class will hopefully produce much discussion about the issues that Joyce/Baldwin/Brooks/Singleton/Lamar raise, and hopefully the content of the class will inspire students to find an outlet to bring some sanity to our own mad city, Augusta.”
Are you surprised Taylor Swift is such a huge fan of Kendrick Lamar?