Kendrick Lamar Says He’s Under No Pressure Working On New LP
Time fly’s when your doing well, well in Kendrick Lamar’s case anyway. It’s been two years since Kendrick Lamar dropped his debut major label album good kid, m.A.A.d city. Also, the buzz that Lamar created in 2013 for his verse on Big Sean’s “Control” and his seven Grammy nomination kept him in the news in 2014.
However, Lamar is not banking on the success of his past accomplishment and is not under any pressure to match it on this next album.
“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.”
Lamar went on to compare the process of making music to chasing a high.
“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.”
Fans can look for this project to hit the public in the fourth quarter of this year.