Kendrick Lamar Moves "good kid, m.A.A.d city" Release Date To October 22

UPDATE: Fans will have to wait three additional weeks to purchase Kendrick Lamar's major label debut, "good kid, m.A.A.d City."

Kendrick Lamar is at work on his major label debut good kid, m.A.A.d city, releasing October 2nd. While he's worked with Gunplay and Dr. Dre on a few pre-album leaks, K. Dot says that guest features will be kept to a minimum on the project, explaining to CBC Music that the LP will be organic and that no collaborations will be forced.

“I’m selfish – it’s all me,” he said. “I’ve got to pick what feels right. I never go into it thinking, ‘I want to get these people on there.’ No, I don’t force nothing and right now it’s turning out to be all me.”

He did confirm that his Black Hippy crew, which also includes ScHoolboy Q, Ab-Soul and Jay Rock, will make appearances on the album. But even as his profile continues to rise - he was recently featured on XXL magazine's cover with Dr. Dre - he doesn't feel the need to call on big name favors.

“People get in this position and feel like they need the big producers, the big artists,” he said. “Nah – I’m still hungry. I want to show and prove to the non-believers.”

(August 1)

UPDATE: Top Dawg Entertainment confirmed this afternoon (August 29) that Kendrick Lamar's major label debut, good kid, m.A.A.d city will release on October 22 via Interscope/Aftermath/Top Dawg.

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