Like many emcees and public figures, rapper Kendrick Lamar took to Twitter to mourn the death of Nelson Mandela. But instead of well-intentioned platitudes, Lamar urged his more than two million followers to join him and research Nelson Mandela’s historic life.
“Advising all my young ones that follow me to research a small piece of Nelson Mandela Life,” Lamar wrote on Twitter. “That’s how you pay your respect.”
Lamar’s call to research means a great deal. Like many of his fans, Lamar is of a generation that came of age years after Mandela’s fight against apartheid and release from prison in 1990.
(h/t Hip Hop DX)