It’s been three years since Kendrick Lamar‘s Grammy- and Pulitzer Prize-winning last album, DAMN, and fans are wondering what’s taking the mega hip-hop star “so long” to release a new project.
In an interview with rising rapper Baby Keem for the 40th anniversary issue of i-D magazine, Kendrick admitted he spends at least an entire year executing a “new sound” to introduce to his loyal fans.
“I can’t do the same thing over and over. I need something to get me excited,” Kendrick explained, adding that he would never do a sequel to any of his albums.
“I remember the sophomore jinx of Good Kid, M.A.A.D City; it was for that year and for that time,” he continued. “I was in a different space in my life. I already knew off the top I can’t make Good Kid, M.A.A.D City Part Two.”
Kendrick said it would be “corny” if he did a sequel, which would take “the feeling away from the first.” “I need that [album] to live in its own world,” the Top Dawg Entertainment CEO added.
So when can we expect a new Kendrick Lamar album?
“Pretty soon,” according to Top Dawg Entertainment President Punch, who responded to fans on Twitter.
By Rachel George
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