Kendrick Lamar Still Doesn’t Know When His New Album Will Be Out
So stop asking him because he doesn't need that pressure
It’s been an exciting couple of days for Kendrick Lamar fans. The Compton rapper released his Isley Brothers-sampling new single “i” on Tuesday, then followed that a day later with a six-minute freestyle on Power 106, set to the beats of Jay Z’s “Who You Wit” and James Brown’s “The Boss,” among others.
So now the question remains — where’s the follow-up to his 2012 debut good kid, m.A.A.d city? According to the man himself, it’s in the works as we speak but there’s no set timetable for the still-untitled LP. “I’m hoping to push it out before 2015. I’m gonna say that. I’m working hard in the studio,” Lamar said in a radio interview with Carson Daly, according to MTV News.
Earlier this week, Lamar explained the hold-up to Rolling Stone, citing an abundance of ideas rather than a lack of inspiration. In fact, he has so many song ideas that he hasn’t even asked any other rappers to come by the studio and provide some guest verses. “I have so much to say! It’s somewhat selfish of me,” he said. “I really don’t like nobody in the studio but me and the engineer because opinions can affect you.”
Admitting that he’s “not sure at all” if the Dr. Dre-assisted album will be out this year, Lamar did offer one concrete bit of information — it won’t be called United States of A.L.A.R.M., as some outlets have speculated. “That’s a good title, though,” he said.