Kendrick Lamar responds to Barack Obama praise: ‘That’s great’

President named 'How Much a Dollar Cost?' the best song of 2015

Kendrick Lamar has responded to Barack Obama naming one of his songs the best of the year.

As reported, the US President named Lamar’s ‘How Much A Dollar Cost?’ his favourite track of the year in an interview earlier in the week. The song appears on the rapper’s latest album, ‘To Pimp A Butterfly’.

Lamar was asked about this by TMZ as he stepped off a plane yesterday (December 10). In footage you can see below, Lamar is told about the accolade to which he replies: “Man, that’s great, man.”

The reporter then follows Lamar as he exits the airport, asking him about the deeper meaning of the song. “Do you feel that the policy with giving money to people on the street should be, like, to think of everyone like a test? Like everyone that you might run into might really be God?” he asks. The reply was a short: “Help as many people as you can, man, if you want to live forever.”

Watch the clip below:

The track from the rapper’s recent Grammy-nominated album ‘To Pimp A Butterfly’, which was also Number Two in NME‘s Albums Of The Year 2015 poll, was considered to be the best song Obama has heard this year in a list he compiled of his favourite things in 2015.

Wife Michelle Obama told People that her favourite song was Mark Ronson‘s ‘Uptown Funk’, which was revealed as Vevo’s most viewed video of 2015 this week.

The US President also rated The Martian starring Matt Damon as his favourite film of 2015 while the First Lady opted for the animated Inside Out.

Earlier this year, Obama launched his own official channel on Spotify, posting two playlists through the White House on the streaming service.