Kendrick Lamar Talks About His Debut Album
Kendrick Lamar talks about his debut album and how it’s like to be working with Dr. Dre.
When Kendrick Lamar made the announcement that he and his crew. TDE, signed with Aftermath, fans have been waiting for his debut album “Good Kid in a Mad City.”
In a recent interview Kendrick explained that his first commercial project doesn’t have a specific release date, but the factor behind its delay is that he can be satisfied with the quality of the product before he unleashes it to the public.
Kendrick added by saying, “I can’t give out no date right now, I just know I’m pressed for time. Aftermath wants what I been doing. That’s a good space to be in. You can get in a lot situations where your people actually don’t understand your vision, but I’ve got a good backing and good following and a good team behind me, they understand me and it’s all on me, so I’m gonna deliver. I’ve got the music; I’m just real, real sensitive on the touch ups as far as the structure of the LP.”
He even spoke about his working relationship with musical mentor Dr. Dre. Although he said there is some pressure in collaborating with Dre, but is excited to be getting his album made by Dre.
“It’s definitely intense working with Dr. Dre, but the best thing about it the creative process,” he said. “That’s the fun thing because he’s a genius at his work, and for me to be in the same studio as him says a lot about my craft and how far we’re going with it, so I love it…I’ve use[d] my own in-house cast for the majority of the music I did for Good Kid in a Bad City – Soundwave, Tae Beast, Willie B, Digi+Phonics – all the people I came up with, they produced the majority of the album. When I turned it in to Dre all the way back at the end of the year, then we did new material and see what cuts through.”