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Kendrick Lamar Calls His Debut “The Best Album Done In 20 Years”


 Kendrick Lamar Calls His Debut “The Best Album Done In 20 Years”
topic by King Henry - 06-25-2012, 03:14 PM - Boxden > The Hip-Hop Spot


Kendrick Lamar has been the talk of Hip-Hop as of late, and although there is a lot riding on his forthcoming Good Kid in A Mad City debut, the rapper wants to a$sure the public that it will live up to the hype. “[It will be] the best album done in 20 years,” Lamar tells Hip-Hop Wired. “It feels good to know where I come from, and how far I'm trying to go and where I'm at now.”

As far as production, the Compton, Calif. native kept it “real in house,” praising Dr. Dre for not pressuring him to do otherwise. “Dre gave me freedom to do what I wanted to do, that's the blessing about it,” he adds, noting that working with one of the biggest names in music has reinforced much of the standards that he already lives by. “The biggest lesson I learned [from Dre] was something I already knew, just to keep the passion for it. This man got millions of dollars, but he still wants to go in there and perfect his craft, and put out the best product,” he continued.

In putting together the album, Lamar has no set creative process, instead, the kind of music he makes is dependent on how he feels in the moment. “Just waking up in the morning, feeling a certain way, hearing the beat that matches that mood I'm in and going in off that. I don't really want to force nothing. If I'm not in a feel good mood, I'm not gon' do a feel good song. I'ma do a song that makes sense right then and there.”

Lamar also marches to the beat of his own drum, in planing his schedule. While most artists try to clock as many performance as possible during the summer months, the 25-year-old has a different idea of how to soak up the good weather. “Riding through the city,” he said of his plans for the summer. “I'ma be in Compton, with my people, let ‘em know that it's real, that's the whole point.”

Good Kid in a Mad City is due out October 2
Source: Exclusive: Kendrick Lamar Calls His Debut “The Best Album Done In 20 Years” | Hip-Hop Wired



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161 comments for "Kendrick Lamar Calls His Debut “The Best Album Done In 20 Years”"


 06-25-2012, 03:17 PMaway - #2
Norcal 76 heat pts76

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Classic in the making

Edit: 3000 Posts
 06-25-2012, 03:20 PMaway - #3
DJ Maximum|M 31 heat pts31

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Ummmmmm okayyy nooowwwwww
 06-25-2012, 03:20 PMaway - #4
Chad09 159 heat pts159

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K.Dot don't play. Can't ####ing wait.
 06-25-2012, 03:21 PMaway - #5
s7venwords 4727 heat pts4727

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Still hasn't come out himself and gave an "official" title or date.



Kendrick Lamar ‏@kendricklamar
Let me personally announce the album date and "CORRECT" title. Then its official.
 06-25-2012, 03:21 PMaway - #6
TrueHopTunes 2 heat pts

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Saigon said the same thing leading up to the release of his debut. And he wasn't too far off with his statement. So hopefully Kendrick delivers. Actually, scratch that. I'm pretty much certain he WILL deliver. Let's hope the label/industry is behind it and doesn't sway the public's (sheep) opinion by not giving it proper promo and support.
 06-25-2012, 03:21 PMaway - #7
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 06-25-2012, 03:22 PMaway - #8
Dee352 163 heat pts163

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Originally Posted by norcal925
Classic in the making

Edit: 3000 Posts
 06-25-2012, 03:24 PMaway - #9
deLeet 4 heat pts

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heard some stuff, he decent.. stop it
 06-25-2012, 03:26 PMaway - #10
Karamu 15 heat pts15

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sit the #### down duckworth
 06-25-2012, 03:26 PMaway - #11
Lupe Hunter 58 heat pts58

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How can he do that when

F&l
Below The Heavens
Late Registration
Graduation
American Gangster

and many great albums came out for the past 20 years


K Dot is dope but don't get ahead of yourself
 06-25-2012, 03:28 PMaway - #12
WordOnThaStreet 25 heat pts25

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i won't even be checking for this just cuz he said that dumb shyt.
 06-25-2012, 03:30 PMaway - #13
Mocking Mind 1 heat pts

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He just ####ed up.
 06-25-2012, 03:35 PMaway - #14
Kingpin 313 63 heat pts63

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He need to k!ll himself illmatic came out less than 20 years ago and ready to die
 06-25-2012, 03:38 PMaway - #15
the synthesis 24 heat pts24

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just drop the album and we'll be the judges

he needs to stop hyping it up on some classic #### cuz it'll never live up the hype which is in our minds...
 06-25-2012, 03:39 PMaway - #16
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What a ####.
 06-25-2012, 03:39 PMaway - #17
Ward22 141 heat pts141

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He shouldn't have said that now a lot of people will be disappointed if it's great at best
 06-25-2012, 03:39 PMaway - #18
AC SLATER 33 heat pts33

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My fav new artist, but he just set himself up for failure here. Now everyone's expectations are gonna be too high. He ain't capable of dropping an album of that caliber (yet).
 06-25-2012, 03:45 PMaway - #19
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looking forward to the album
 06-25-2012, 03:50 PMaway - #20
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dylan like


"20 years?????? 20 years?????????"
 
 


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