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It’s been nearly two years since Kendrick Lamar surprised his fans with his last studio album To Pimp A Butterfly.
He’s been recording some brand new music, and we finally get to hear what we are in for in his next project.
The Compton rapper covers the latest issue of T Magazine where he speaks on the next album.
“I think now, how wayward things have gone within the past few months, my focus is ultimately going back to my community and the other communities around the world where they’re doing the groundwork,” he said. “To Pimp a Butterfly was addressing the problem. I’m in a space now where I’m not addressing the problem anymore. We’re in a time where we exclude one major component out of this whole thing called life: God. Nobody speaks on it because it’s almost in conflict with what’s going on in the world when you talk about politics and government and the system.”
He’s very poetic in giving fans a perspective in what to look forward to when we finally get a chance to hear the music.
“One day, I may have a little girl. She’s gonna grow up. She’s gonna be a child I adore, I’m gonna always love her, but she’s gonna reach that one point where she’s gonna start experiencing things,” he said. “And she’s gonna say things or do things that you may not condone, but it’s the reality of it and you know she was always gonna get to that place. … Learning to accept it, and not run away from it, that’s how I want this album to feel.”
We don’t quite know when we will actually get the album, but hopefully it’s sooner than later!
Read the full interview here.
Our Men’s Style issue, featuring not one, not two, but three cover stars — @KendrickLamar (seen here), @Beck and Tom Waits — is out on newsstands inside the @nytimes this Sunday, March 5. For more on these three generations of musical genius, read Wyatt Mason’s story on tmagazine.com. Photo by Craig McDean (@craigmcdeanstudio), styling by @JasonRider.