Kendrick Lamar Taking His Time Before Next Album

The Compton MC is in no rush to follow up his critically-acclaimed debut.

Posted: 11/21/2012 02:45 PM EST
Kendrick Lamar

After dropping one of the most critically acclaimed rap albums of the year, Kendrick Lamar feels vindicated. In a new interview with RWD magazine, the Compton up-and-comer says he feels relieved but not surprised by the positive reception his opus good kid, m.A.A.d city has received — he'd been working toward it for a long time.

"It's a great, great experience to finally get the reception that you know you rightfully deserve," he says. "We put a lot of work into this music, a lot of effort into making this album and it shows through the reception."

In the interview, Lamar also shares the last person to "kill his vibe": a racist stewardess he met on a plane.

"She couldn't stand that I was getting in first class, so she was picking on me the whole time," he said. "She was like 'Pull your pants up. Are you sure this is your seat?'"

As for when fans can expect a follow up to good kid, it will probably be a while. Lamar said he was in no rush to make a new album and wants to let his debut marinate a little bit.

"I like to let things breathe. A lot of times the music gets oversaturated and the people get tired of seeing your face," he said. "So you have to keep reinventing and know that timing is everything. I won't keep hitting them over the head. Y'all gon' live and sit with this for a second and really appreciate it."

Watch the full interview at HipHopDX.


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