Behind-The-Scenes Photos Prove Kendrick Lamar Is The Hardest Working Artist Alive
Ever wonder what real life looks like for your favorite musicians, actors and celebrities?
Not many of us are blessed with the ability to surround ourselves with the tastemakers and trendsetters of our generation when they're not on stage - especially with one of the most influential figures of our time: Kendrick Lamar.
But for photographer Jeff Lombardo, spending downtime with celebrities like Kendrick is all in a day's work.
Still, Kendrick, a Compton-native and TDE frontman, rarely ever has downtime. As a matter of fact, attaining all the success that the 28-year-old rapper has achieved means long hours, late nights and an immense amount of focus.
I mean, crafting the concept for this music video couldn't have been the least bit easy:
But, that's what comes with the territory of being considered one of the greatest artists alive. (Sorry, Kanye?)
Capturing behind-the-scenes moments from Kendrick's busy life means Lombardo must travel with the influential musician to snap all those magical moments. He tells Elite Daily,
As a photographer, there's not much room for me to win a Grammy, but being around Kendrick Lamar and TDE during the creative process and witnessing them win 5, plus Rap Album of the Year, it's the closest I may ever come. I'll always be grateful for the opportunity to have witnessed the journey while being around some of the best to ever do it.
This particular batch of photos from Lombardo highlight the moments before and after the release of Kendrick's third studio album, To Pimp A Butterfly, released in March 2015.
From long nights at the studio to legendary performances accompanied by an 84-piece orchestra, it's all here! Check out the photos from Lombardo below.