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#TBT 2012: Kendrick Lamar Talks Bringing Hope to His City

Just 24 at the time, the future GRAMMY winner was already inspiring thousands throughout Compton

On the eve of the release of Kendrick Lamar's highly anticipated album DAMN., Fuse rewinds back to Coachella 2012 where the Compton native discussed the significance of being signed to Aftermath/Top Dawg Entertainment.

"It's not even about me at this point. It's about the people that's looking from the outside looking in," K-Dot explained. "It's really about them focusing on seeing my accomplishments and knowing the sky's the limit to them as well."

When asked about a potential Black Hippy compilation project, Lamar all but shot down host Esteban Serrano's hopes and dreams, saying, "Probably never."

"We working, though, man. We don't want to throw no dates out there...We want that to be all the way right. It was something that we planned from the jump—solidify each individual artist, and then we come with a boom," he said.

Watch more from K-Dot in this 2013 interview on his album good kid, m.A.A.d city:

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