“When I went back to my old high school, all these kids looking at me like I’m the real big homie, the same way I look at Jay Z, Nas, or Dr. Dre,” says Kendrick with a laugh, sitting in his luxury trailer at his Complex cover shoot. “You would’ve thought Michael Jackson walked through that joint off the excitement that they had.”

via Kendrick Lamar Interview: Turn the Page 2014 Cover Story | Complex.

I love Kendrick Lamar. I don’t mean that in a lusty, ooh I want him type of way. I mean that I love the vibe I get from him when I read stories about him, listen to his music, and hear the way he raps. He’s ready to represent the west coast in a major way, and I’m all the way here for it.