Kendrick Lamar Reveals When He Plans To Release Next Album

(AllHipHop News) It may not seem like it, but it has been two years since Kendrick Lamar released his debut major label album good kid, m.A.A.d city. That’s partly due to the fact that Kendrick dominated 2013 from just one verse off Big Sean’s “Control” and his seven Grammy nominations kept his name in the news in 2014.

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K. Dot is now hard at work on his next studio project, and according to Complex the Compton emcee has already recorded 30-40 songs for the album. Producers Tae Beast and Sounwave are on board for the GKMC follow-up as well as Kendrick’s mentor Dr. Dre. The currently untitled LP is likely to hit stores in the fourth quarter of this year.

Even with the overwhelming commercial and critical success of good kid, m.A.A.d city, Kendrick states he does not feel pressure to match what he accomplished with his groundbreaking last project.

“If I keep focusing on, ‘I need to make something better than good kid,’ it’s going to be just that,” says Kendrick. “That’s not challenging yourself. I don’t want to become that person reflecting on what has been done. What I’m doing now is the question. I’m only as good as my last word, my last hook, my last bridge.”

The platinum selling artist seems centered on his need for creative progress. For Kendrick, the process of making music is similar to seeking a higher state of consciousness.

“This is truly a blessing from a higher power, and as long as I understand that there’s really no limitations to what I can do. Everything is forward with me,” said Kendrick. “When I’m in the studio I’m looking for creativity I haven’t matched yet, a feeling I haven’t felt. It’s a high. When you look at people like Jay Z, Nas, Dr. Dre, these people are established, but they love music and they love that high. You always want that feeling of creativity.”

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17 Responses to “Kendrick Lamar Reveals When He Plans To Release Next Album”

  1. Pernell Whitaker

    Real musician. Not chasing record sales, ringtone sales, plays in the club and all that shit. Real artists make their art and then let the world decide if they like it or not, but they don’t worry about it before, during or after.

    • NJNATL

      yes but what artist wouldn’t want their album to go plantinum artist want as many people to enjoy their art as possible. any artist claiming they dnt care about record sales are lieing to themselves

      • Pernell Whitaker

        Yeah, I don’t disagree that any artist would want their product to sell well and be well received by as many people as possible. But they don’t let any of that affect or have a impact on their product, period. Too many of these so called “artists” nowadays are as fame and cash hungry as them Kardashian clowns, and that is sad, its why hip hop has been allowed to turn into pop music for the 21st century.

  2. Markus

    He seems interested in wanting to be great. Focusing on the music itself and not the rewards you gain from it make a world a difference. Respect to him.

  3. El Dogga

    There you go Kendrick…..usually when artists only talk about past success with new projects it means they fell off and they know it! lol!

  4. Anonymous

    I don’t why these artists record so much material and never released everything they recorded. What’s the whole point of recording 40 songs only to put 10-15 on your album. Why don’t just put everything you recorded out that way ppl wont be craving for more so quickly and your project buzz will stay relevant for while instead of dying out quick

    • The_Good_Life

      Publishing deals usually require a song quota or time quota based on what you sign. Sorta like we’ll own part of your publishing for three years or you give us 100 pieces of recording. Same thing with books and movies. You might sign for three books which you have to produce but they might only put out one. I could be wrong tho…

  5. The_Good_Life

    Its effed up cause Mclamore still plays on the radio. Hope he don’t turn out like nas…meaning that he never truly capitalize or receive accolades for his work.

  6. Black Adam

    If you didnt know Kendrick wasnt about the money after listening to Section 80 then you just dont know Kendrick.

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