(AllHipHop News) It’s been over 10 weeks since Kendrick Lamar released DAMN, and the album still sits in the Top 3 on the Billboard 200 chart.
The TDE emcee discussed the meaning behind naming his masterpiece DAMN.
“It was so many different ways you could put it. In my head, it was like from the concept ‘damned if I do, damned if I don’t.’ The loudness of the record – it just screamed that in my face,” explained Kendrick.
K. Dot also revealed he had another name for the project but ditched the idea of What Happens On Earth Stays On Earth because the title was too long.
At one point in the conversation with 92.3, Lamar was asked if he feels pressure from being referred to as the voice of this generation.
“I wouldn’t necessarily say pressure. All I can do is continue to be an actual human being to show them that I go through the same emotions and feelings that y’all go through,” Kendrick responded. “If they put that as being the leader of this generation, then so be it, because all I can do is express myself and hope you take something from it.”
The “HUMBLE” performer later declared he has to view himself as the G.O.A.T. of Hip Hop.
In addition, Kendrick Lamar ranked his discography: DAMN (1), good kid, m.A.A.d city (2), To Pimp a Butterfly (3), and Section.80 (4).
He broke down his number one pick, “I think DAMN is a hybrid of all these projects. It was me finally being able to take elements from good kid, the message behind To Pimp a Butterfly, the sonic and beats slapping on good kid, and the rawness of just being able to do what I want like I did on Section.80.”