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Grammy-winning rapper Kendrick Lamar has landed on the cover of XXL Magazine‘s Winter 2015 issue and talks about his career massively changing.

Within his cover feature, K. Dot discusses how much has changed for him since fall 2012’s good kid, m.A.A.d. city album release.

“It’s funny because I ask other artists about their experience with success. I wanna know what happened to them. Did you feel how I feel? When did everything change for you? When did you start noticing the ways you were acting differently? Or when the people around you changed how they treated you? Or just, how did your world change? For me, the whole complete world changed within six months of good kid, m.A.A.d. city coming out. It wasn’t about the money change, although, that did happen, but it was like I stared seeing who I really was during that first run and learned more on the second. Either you notice who you are who are or what you ain’t pretty fast when you get fame.” (XXL Mag)

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Lamar also acknowledged being hailed by fans as the chosen one.

“I know I’m chosen. I know I’m a favorite. I know in my heart there’s a whole other energy and leadership side of me that I have probably run from my whole life. How much power do I want? How much can I handle? That’s the question I keep asking myself. ’Cause when you are a voice for the youth, nothing can stop you. The youth is what changes things. Can I lead that? Should I? I get confused because people are championing me to be that vocal point and it’s a challenge for me to be that because I have some fear of that type of power. This goes back to me being who I naturally am or who think that I am now, that 28-year-old kid that’s kind’ve a recluse. But 28 is old enough for me to figure out who I am and have that power at the same time, that’s the battle and it’s a trip.” (XXL Mag)

In an interview last week, President Barack Obama named one of Kendrick’s songs as his favorite of 2015.

In an exclusive interview with PEOPLE for a Campaign 2016 special feature in this week’s magazine, Michelle reveals she can’t get enough of “Uptown Funk” by Bruno Mars, while her husband says he’s all about Kendrick Lamar’s “How Much a Dollar Cost.” (People)

K. Dot landed 11 nominations last Monday (December 7) for the 2016 Grammy Awards.