Kendrick Lamar Reveals 'good Kid, M.a.a.d City' Inspiration
During a recent interview with XXLMag.com, Kendrick Lamar stated that his upcoming album will take him back to his Compton roots. Kendrick is getting ready for the release of his Aftermath debut 'good kid, m.A.A.d City' and has claimed that is completely different to its predecessor 'Section.80'. Lamar explained his first project with Dr. Dre will be more focused on his home town and his place in the fabled yet troubled city…
“The kid that’s trying to escape that influence, trying his best to escape that influence, has always been pulled back in because of circumstances that be.
“I couldn’t tell you what type of sound or where I’ma be in the next five years as far as music,” he continued. “It’s a big difference from the next project compared to the last. And that’s what happened with this album. Going back to the neighbourhood and going to different spots, chilling with my homeboys, put me back in that same space where we used to be, bringing back them thoughts, reminiscing how I was feeling.
“I got myself right back in that mode and I got inspired by that. So this album won’t sound like 'Section.80' Completely nothing like it.”
Dr. Dre has exhibited artists such as Snoop Dogg, Eminem and 50 Cent in the past and now with 'good kid, m.A.A.d City' set to be released October 2, Kendrick is the next artist to carry the torch for Dre, and most importantly, hip-hop.
Words: Kristian Galea (@KrisSoAppalled)