Following his breakout freshman album good kid, m.A.A.d. city [Album Review], Kendrick Lamar is currently working on his next project and knows it’s a “What have you done for me lately?” world. During an interview with Devi Dev of Texas radio station 93.7 The Beat, Kendrick is still coming to grips with the fact that ‘good kid’ is considered by many to be a classic.
“That felt crazy. I don’t take that word ['classic'] lightly. I know the excitement. They really appreciated. I respect it 100 percent because I put a lot of work into it.
“I really can’t focus on the past and what was said then,” he added. “You’re only as good as your last piece of work, so now it’s about what’s right now and me putting that same 110 percent that I did with the last one.”
The next album is still in its very early stages and he doesn’t have a concept locked down yet.
“I don’t know,” he says. “I couldn’t tell you that. I’ll know exactly what it is once I’m done with the music.”
Here’s video of the interview: