Kendrick Lamar

After breaking out with his 2012 debut, Good Kid, M.A.A.D City, Kendrick Lamar was adamant that he’d use his voice in a positive way for his sophomore effort.

With To Pimp A Butterfly out now and creating conversation, the Compton rapper’s impact is undeniable.

In a recent interview with the New York Times, Kendrick says he believes his music is being used to help guide people by a higher power.

“I’m the closest thing to a preacher that they have,” he said. “I know that from being on tour — kids are living by my music. My word will never be as strong as God’s word. All I am is just a vessel, doing his work.”

What do you think? Is Kendrick using his voice for the greater good?