During a captivating appearance on Kevin Hart’s renowned talk show, "Hart to Heart," the legendary Dr. Dre showered praise upon none other than the incomparable Kendrick Lamar, dubbing him a timeless maestro of the arts. The humble icon humbly disclaimed any credit for the international triumphs of the esteemed wordsmith behind the powerful anthem, "United In Grief."
With profound admiration in his voice, Dr. Dre proclaimed, “Kendrick Lamar is a real muthaf**kin’ artist, the true definition of the word. The only thing I can take credit for is opening the door for him because he’s done everything himself, him and [his manager] Dave Free.”Responding to Hart's curiosity about their bond, he shared, “We have a fantastic relationship.”
Unveiling further insights into his appraisal, the maestro of music production continued to pour accolades onto Kendrick Lamar, emphasizing his status as a visionary artist with an indelible impact. “He’s amazing, man. Kendrick is one of those artists that we call ‘forever artists,’” the record producer continued. “He could disappear for f**king five years or something like that, and come back and f**k our heads up, you know? Some artists feel like, ‘I have to do something all the time, so I won’t be forgotten.’ That’s not him. He can disappear and come back with something that’s shocking, that’s amazing and everybody’s gonna tune in and listen.”
Reflecting on their shared history, Dr. Dre reminisced about the fateful year of 2012 when he signed Kendrick Lamar to Aftermath Entertainment. The renowned record label, conceived by Dr. Dre himself in 1996, has served as a sanctuary for luminaries such as Eminem, 50 Cent, The Game, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic, Busta Rhymes, and an array of other extraordinary talents.
It was within these hallowed halls of musical innovation that Dr. Dre recognized the boundless potential of Kendrick Lamar and welcomed him into the pantheon of greatness.