Kendrick Lamar Has Recorded Between 30 and 40 Songs For His New Album
Posted by Joseph Lee on 07.22.2014
Hard at work...
In an interview with Complex, Kendrick Lamar that he has recorded between 30 and 40 songs for his new album, the follow-up to his 2012 release Good Kid, MAAD City. He is working with Tae Beats and Sounwave of Digi+Phonics, in house producers at his TDE record label.
On the pressure of following a successful album: "If I keep focusing on, 'I need to make something better than 'Good Kid',' it's going to be just that. 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."
On being super nervous before his first album came out: "I was on the tour bus going back and forth on the text with Pharrell. I asked him, ‘You think they gon' get it?' And he told me, ‘Don't ever doubt yourself again. Always be aware but don't ever mistake your first mind, your input of where your heart is at.'"
On Macklemore apologizing for winning Grammys instead of him: "It wasn't really a huge deal for me. Macklemore deserves the accolades. That's still my partner regardless. He probably didn't need to Instagram the text. But what's done is done."