October 29, 2012


Kendrick Lamar Sings "Silent Night" & Talks Bugs Bunny

Compton rapper Kendrick Lamar just dropped his new album, good kid, m.A.A.d city, to remarkable critical acclaim and over 200,000 in first week sales, making him one of the biggest hip hop stars of 2012. But forget the excellent reviews and sales -- what we we really want to know is who Lamar's favorite cartoon character is. Luckily, Fuse recently caught up with Lamar to discuss his love of Bugs Bunny, plus his sex education, regrets and more.

On his favorite cartoon character: I would have to say Bugs Bunny... He was clever and witty. He defeated all of his opponents with wit and cleverness.

On his sex education: My whole life my pops was like, "You better be able to put a rubber on because you're going to have like a thousand kids and you won't be able to support them." But that was when I was 5, so you can imagine how vulgar he got as time went on.

On his musical guilty pleasure: Probably the fact that I listen to more neo-soul than rap. I'm really toned down and listening to Erykah Badu and stuff like that.

On his biggest regret: Probably not experiencing college, at least for a semester. Not doing it while I was a teenager. Now that I'm deep into my music career it's going to be hard to find the time.

On his first celebrity crush: When I was 7 years old, I found a four-leaf clover and I picked it and I wished I could meet Brandy. But the wish didn't come true.

For more, including a probably once-in-a-lifetime chance to hear Lamar sing "Silent Night," check out the full interview above!