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Kendrick Lamar Goes For “California Love” Feel With “Recipe” Video

2Pac’s “California Love” video, featuring Dr. Dre, was one of the more iconic rap clips of all time and one of the many hits that remains synonymous with the legendary late rapper’s name.

Kendrick Lamar recently told MTV News that he was trying to capture that same vibe and feel for “The Recipe,” his big single, which also features Dr. Dre, off his upcoming LP, Good Kid in a Mad City.

“I felt like there hasn’t been that ‘California Love’-type feel since the ’90s, and I really wanted to display that and represent where I’m from,” K. Dot told MTV News. “So I had a whole bunch of beautiful women, good weather — it was like 85 degrees and breezy — and we had [ScHoolboy] Q up in there stealing some of Snoop’s weed, him and Ab-Soul, and we had fun.”

Aside from prepping his LP, Lamar has been strong at helping to steer the Black Hippy movement with fellow members ScHoolboy Q, Jay Rock and Ab-Soul.

“We’re here to spread this music all across the world,” Lamar continued telling MTV. “It started in my backyard, in Compton, and now I’m fittin’ to take it to the next level and take it worldwide because I feel like the world needs to hear this. I’ve been ready for a long time.”—Jakinder Singh

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