With the lone exception of Game, the Los Angeles hip hop scene had been in freefall since the death of Tupac Shakur in 1996. For fifteen years, no rappers from the area had national success, aside from the ones already relevant in the game. However, in 2011, there were a number of rappers from Los Angeles to experience tremendous success.
Kendrick Lamar is considered, by many, to be the leader of the pack. His music inspired Dr. Dre to come out of hibernation and even sign him to Aftermath Entertainment. Dr. Dre has had the good fortune of working with many West Coast legends, previously working with Tupac Shakur. It would be Dr. Dre who brought Tupac Shakur back to life.
Working with the legendary West Coast hip hop artists, including Game, Snoop Dogg, and Warren G, has been a dream come true for Kendrick Lamar. During his recent interview with MTV News, which he did with Warren G by his side, Kendrick Lamar and Warren G spoke on performing with Tupac. The impossible has come to life for K. Dot, but he never guessed he would perform with Tupac Shakur.
Watch the entire interview below:
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