After a crazy week in the hip hop community, T.I., sits down with the infamous Breakfast Club crew – Charlamagne Tha God, Angela Yee and DJ Envy, to chat about T.I.’s confrontation with Kanye West regarding his recent comments and blatant support of Donald Trump.
The Winter 2017 issue features a provocative and powerful collection of words and images that travels the globe to speak with the most important people in music at this moment. In a thoughtful conversation with New York based cultural commentator Touré, Kendrick ruminates on the impact of his seminal track “Alright,” Obama, Trump and the power of the mind.
The two discuss the rapper’s relationship with former President Obama who he considers a friend and a fan who he recently discussed being baffled by the current political climate. Although he is not a fan of Tump, he believes Trump is pushing him to create better music.
“The key differences [between Obama and Trump] are morals, dignity, principles, common sense,” he says. Where Obama was an inspiration, it’s hard for him to even respect Trump.
“When I’m gone. I can rest peacefully knowing that I contributed to the evolution of this right here, the mind.”
“I’m a human being, I’m a person, I have family, I have my own personal problems. But I have to give to the world. That’s my responsibility. It’s not just a job or entertainment for me; this is what I have to offer to the world.”