Kendrick Lamar has achieved a “bucket list” moment, and it’s all thanks to renowned designer Martine Rose.
K. Dot worked closely with Rose to help design his upcoming clothing line, which includes a sleek leather vest embroidered with his “Oklama” moniker, made to embody the jacket worn by the late Eazy-E.
Additional merch includes leather pants and a black hoodie emblazoned with Martine Rose’s signature.
“Bucketlist to work with Martine Rose she’s camera shy but gangsta say hello to my young,” Kendrick wrote on Instagram.
Kendrick is far from the first A-list rapper Martine Rose has worked with. The designer had too Drake appear in her Martine Roses What we do all day virtual fashion show last winter. Drizzy was seen wearing some cozy sweatshirts and a gray long sleeve from Rose’s latest menswear collection.
The new line of clothing arrived shortly after Kendrick Lamar widely celebrated the anniversary of his groundbreaking sophomore good boy, mAAd by last month. Apart from the project making Billboard history to spend 10 years on the Billboard 200 chart, was the project also crowned “Greatest Concept Album of All Time” by Rolling stones, surpasses Green Day’s American idiot and Raekwon and Ghostface Killah’s Only 4 Cuban Linx built.
“Lamar comes of age in Compton and encounters the city’s many pleasures as well as its ever-present threat of gang conflict and police brutality.” RS said about the album. “The cover promises a Kendrick Lamar short, and the rapper delivers with a coming-of-age opus whose cinematic scope has rightly been compared to Scorsese and Tarantino.”
“I’ve gotten rewards for my other albums in different ways, whether it was accolades, whether it was Pulitzer, whether it was the Grammys,” Kendrick said. “This one is the reward of humanity for me.”
He added: “That’s the beauty; it’s the best feeling I’ve ever had. It’s like when I talked to some of my partners who were never able to express themselves and communicate – they only knew how to communicate with violence.
“And for them to call their moms, call them pops and say, ‘You hurt me, and that pushed me to go live with my grandma, which my grandma pushed me to stay with my homies, which the homies pushed me to… ‘ For them to be able to express that and have that communication is rewarding for me.