You’re both carrying the torch as the leaders of the new generation. How do you define musical genius?
KENDRICK: Somebody that don’t really have any boundaries, that’s not confined to the traditional structure of a song or traditional sounds. When you listen to “Adorn,” it feels like he’s not even trying to structure a radio joint. He just felt the music, felt the instrumentation and wrote the track.
MIGUEL: Good looks, bro. My favorite artists always took whatever they loved out of music and made it their own. It was their take on it. Kendrick is one of those people where I can hear Ice Cube’s first two albums’ influence. I get the street edge, but then I hear like the poetic player, smoothness, creativity and smart street savvy of Andre on Aquemini. That juxtaposition is what I hear in Kendrick, but it’s his own take. If you listen to my shit, you’re gonna hear Prince, Marvin Gaye, Led Zeppelin or a little bit of the Beatles. That’s where I’m pulling from.
Born Sinner drops June 25th.
Miguel is an amazing live performer. You can catch a glimpse of his live performance provided in HD on his new vlog titled “Kaleidoscope Dream Experience.”
New visuals from Miguel.
After releasing five tracks that won’t be making the final cut, J. Cole told fans, in a letter posted on his blog, that he will be dropping the first single this week. As promised, Cole delivers the first single, “Power Trip,” from his upcoming sophomore album. Collaborating again with Miguel, the Fayetteville, NC native rhymes about a girl who’s running laps in his mind saying, “got me up all night/All I’m singing is love songs.” Stream and purchase the single below.
This song is still amazing. So is the album, pick up Kaleidoscope Dream if you haven’t yet.
The pussy is yours…. You bastard!
Miguel was on Jimmy Kimmel last night, and performed “The Thrill” off his new album “Kaleidoscope Dream” in stores now.