''That Was My Moment...''
Kendrick Lamar explained in a recent interview with Get Schooled just how much it meant for him to land Jay-Z on the remix for his single "B*tch, Don't Kill My Vibe." For K. Dot it was affirmation of his reputation.
"It was one of them feelings where, you know, you finally reached that moment to where you're actually respected," Lamar said. "Jay-Z don't have to [be on] nobody's track, so for him to actually hop on a record of mine just shows the level of respect he has for me as an artist. And as a true artist, that's what you want. You have all the money in the world and the awards, and accolades and stuff, you always want that respect. For him to do that, it's just one of them things. I felt like, 'OK, I finally accomplished what I sought out to do the moment I turned 13, and that's be respected by people I respect."
Kendrick said Jay's appearance inspired him to step his game up.
"I felt like I had to try to at least come some type of correct because that was my moment," he says. "All them years of rapping and writing raps didn't mean nothing if I couldn't live up to that moment."