Tidbits about Kendrick Lamar’s latest project have been circling Hip-Hop blogs and social media for the last few months and now we’re getting some clues as to what Lamar’s album might sound like.
Lamar recently sat down to interview his protege, Baby Keem, for i-D Magazine and the Compton rapper discussed his need to reinvent his sound.
“I spend the whole year just thinking about how I’m gonna execute a new sound, I can’t do the same thing over and over,” Kendrick says, “I need something to get me excited.”
Lamar then details how his sophomore album, Good Kid M.A.A.D City, “was for that year, and for that time, I was in a different space in my life. I already knew off the top I can’t make Good Kid M.A.A.D City Part Two. The second I’m making that, it’s corny bro. That takes the feeling away from the first. I need that muh__ka to live in its own world. Then boom, To Pimp A Butterfly. Some people love it to death, some people hate it.”
There have been whispers that Kendrick may lean more rock with his next album.