Kendrick Lamar is the greatest MC of his era and with a new album about to drop let’s throwback to my 2018 interview with him where we talk about how he got to be so good. I asked how do you practice? How do you develop as an MC? What are his favorite words? We talk about his best verses and his best song and the impact of seeing dead bodies on the street when he was a kid. His success is built on lots and lots of private failures that helped him become a master MC.