Kendrick Lamar takes a break with MTV and tells his story of meeting Eminem while he was in Detroit.

It was unexpected, I just went to Detroit and I had a show out there and I got a call saying, ‘Em [wants you] to come to the studio, come to the studio fast. That was me actually just meeting and greeting. I bumped heads with Eminem [in the past], but it was very brief, that was my first time really chopping it up with him, getting to ask all the questions I wanted to ask him. He gave me straightforward answers and really just gave me the game on how to stay creative as possible.

He basically told me albums haven’t been done like that in a long time from a new artist, and he can appreciate how I structured the whole thing. Always stay focused on the craft and not indulge in the other crazy stuff that comes around.”

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