On His First Visit to Ghana, Kendrick Lamar Discusses "Mr. Morale" and Therapy.

Kendrick Lamar marked his 35th birthday on Friday morning by collaborating with Spotify on a beautifully shot mini-documentary that follows the Compton rapper around Accra, Ghana's capital city. 

"I couldn't even tell you what day it is," Kendrick says at the start of the video, revealing that this is his first trip to the United States. "All I'm doing is living in the moment." 

K-Dot relaxes with the locals, plays soccer and foosball, discusses the importance of therapy, and enjoys getting "away from shit for a minute" amid his much-publicized album Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers in the short clip, which is soundtracked by passages from his latest album Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers. 

When asked if Mr. Morale is his most personal record, Kendrick says it's his "most present," according to Carl Chery, Spotify's Head of Urban Music and Creative Director. 

Kendrick and his crew also spend time at the Off-White, Daily Paper, and Surf Ghana skate park, which opened in December. The one-of-a-kind space pays tribute to the late Virgil Abloh, who was named as one of the visionaries a year before the opening. Kendrick mentions Virgil Abloh when asked what he's been talking to the local kids about.

"Virgil," Lamar says at 1:18 in the video above. "You know, what he means to them in terms of giving them this creative space to enjoy themselves." That's unique." 

In December, Daily Paper co-founder Jefferson Osei expressed his desire to turn the park into a creative hub for Ghana's youth. "With this effort, we intend to take Ghanaian skate culture to the next level by providing a platform for locals to develop their skills in a location that will hopefully become their largest training ground to date,

" Jefferson said in a statement. "The park will be a creative hub for young Ghanaians to get together, exchange ideas, inspire one another, and create their futures through recreational activities, rather than just board sports." They now have a safe haven where they can be themselves, freely develop their skills in the company of like-minded individuals, and realize their full potential. As a result, the park's name is Freedom Skate Park." 

In the video above, Kendrick spends a day in Ghana.

Source: Complex.com

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