Kendrick Lamar is finally spilling new details about his sophomore album, which follows last year’s highly acclaimed good kid, m.A.A.d city release.
“I definitely got ideas; ideas for sure,” Lamar said during an interview with MTV News. “Going back in and locking in, I haven’t done that yet, but I have ideas and I know what I want to do.”
While many fans are waiting for new material, the rapper says he is in no rush to complete the project. “[I’m] letting the inspiration come for sure,” Lamar explained. “If I knock myself into the wall, I’ll probably be out the game for a minute because it’s stressful trying to be creative rather than letting creativity come to you and being inspired by something.”
During the interview, Kendrick also addressed why it’s crucial that he continue to challenge himself and not listen to his previous release too often.
“Man if I wasn’t on stage, I probably wouldn’t be listening to it [after] the day I put it out,” he said. “I don’t like to get stuck in doing something [so] that once I do move on and do my next joint, I don’t want to get caught up in it sounding the same or being locked in to what I’ve done already. I always want to elevate myself and challenge myself.”
In August, Lamar’s good kid, m.A.A.d city was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America for selling one million copies.
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