In an interview with The Source, Kendrick Lamar said
You know whats crazy I probably didn’t vote till Obama. I never had any political views… When you come from a small city and you constantly see the same thing everyday, no matter how much the world talks about it or how much you see it on CNN, its still the same lifestyle. You really don’t give a fuck about it, you kind of just fall back into the world and say, “this is it.” Thats the world that we’re all in, that my people are still in.
I look at it as… the President or whoever is not going to help my city, the people that’s going to help my city is me and the people in it. I try not to talk about people outside of the community that talk about the community. The change is going to have to come from within.