Kendrick Lamar's debut studio album, Section.80, was one of the best, and most slept-on, albums to come out this year. But if his new collaborators are any indication, the Compton rapper is looking to outdo himself with his highly antcipated follow-up: He recently revealed that he's enlisting legendary producers Just Blaze and Pete Rock for his next album.
In an interview with XXL, K. Dot said that he and Just Blaze have already begun working together in the studio.
“Yeah, me and Just [Blaze] got some s--t,” he said. “We got some s--t. It’s city-based for sure. It’s classic. It’s history-making s--t. It’s Just Blaze, a n---a I been listening to since I was 13 when I started rhyming, listening to Jay[-Z] and all those Roc-A-Fella albums."
Kendrick also said that Pete Rock contacted him about collaborating, and that although they haven't yet started making music together, he hopes to soon. "I’m looking forward to working with Pete Rock," he said. "He just reached out to me. That feels motherf--king great. I got to get back to him, so we can make it work.”
But unfortunately, Kendrick refused to reveal the album's release date or make any promises—other than to work hard and continue to make good music.
“I don’t want to put no date out there because I know as soon as you put the date out there, the pressure is on and people want it,” he said. “I’m just going to work. Nothing’s perfect, but I want to make it where I’m comfortable with it and officially done me all the way, the only way I know how to.”
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