Stevie Wonder Says Kendrick Lamar Is 'Extremely Talented'


Taylor Swift isn’t the only one fanning out over Kendrick Lamar.

In a recent sit down with GQ for their February issue, Stevie Wonder expressed his admiration for the good kid and even broke out into his own version of K. Dot’s single “i” in excitement.

“Kendrick Lamar is extremely talented. But not only is he just talented; he has a real concern for the people,” Stevie says. It’s at this point in our conversation that Stevie jams out to his own rendition of Kendrick’s new single, “i,” his braids bouncing into motion, the wattage of his huge smile going up a few notches as he uses all four limbs to tap out different rhythms to the song. He turns “i” into the Stevie Wonder version of Kendrick Lamar—as though everything that goes into his ears gets remixed before it comes out again. “The good thing about the young,” he says about Kendrick, “is that they want to fix things. They don’t want to fall into the same ol’ b#######.”

The Gentlemen’s Quarterly rounded up acts like Stevie, Nas and their cover star Pharrell for their Legacy Project, which spotlights musicians who are building their legacy and those who will undoubtedly go down in history as one of music’s greats.  Take a look at Mr. Wonder’s story here and then head over to see the 19 stars featured in The Legacy Project.