American hip hop star Kendrick Lamar was in Manchester to talk about his latest release and to check out the city’s sense of style.
The King Kunta singer’s latest release is the Kendrick Lamar leather trainer that he has designed for renowned sports brand Reebok Classics.
Talking to a gathering of fans and media persons at Northern Quarter basement club TwentyTwentyTwo, the American rapper said he grew up in California but he wanted to absorb international trends.
Speaking on the topic, he added, “You gotta respect people’s style and people’s culture and know their history when you’re talking about style. A lot of things that we got today come from something that was done way way before they was born.”
He stressed that knowing the history and culture behind a style it is a great thing. So he visited Manchester to the city’s style.
Lamar, who embarked on his musical career as a teenager under the moniker K-Dot, gained major recognition in 2010 following the release of his first retail release, Overly Dedicated.