Kendrick Lamar Talks The “Feel” Of His Follow-Up Album To ‘To Pimp A Butterfly’


(AllHipHop News) For many Hip Hop followers, Kendrick Lamar has dropped back-to-back classic albums.

Both 2012’s good kid, m.A.A.d city and 2015’s To Pimp a Butterfly have been certified platinum, and the LPs earned Lamar multiple Grammy nods, including nominations for Album of the Year.

The Compton spitter is back to work on his follow-up project to TPAB.

Kendrick spoke with the New York Times Style Magazine about the “feel” of his next body of work:

“This is what goes on in my mind as a writer. One day, I may have a little girl. And it’s a girl in particular — funny you said that. She’s gonna grow up. She’s gonna be a child I adore, I’m gonna always love her, but she’s gonna reach that one point where she’s gonna start experiencing things. And she’s gonna say things or do things that you may not condone, but it’s the reality of it and you know she was always gonna get to that place. And it’s disturbing. But you have to accept it. You have to accept it and you have to have your own solutions to figure out how to handle the action and take action for it.

“When I say ‘the little girl,’ it’s the analogy of accepting the moment when she grows up. We love women, we enjoy their company. At one point in time I may have a little girl who grows up and tells me about her engagements with a male figure — things that most men don’t want to hear. Learning to accept it, and not run away from it, that’s how I want this album to feel.”