Kendrick Lamar is currently gearing up for the release of his major label debut good kid, m.A.A.d city, but insists that it will sound nothing like its predecessor Section.80. During an interview with XXLMag.com, K. Dot said that the album will take him back to his Compton, California roots and that that he couldn’t exactly pin down the type of sound for the record.
“I couldn’t tell you what type of sound or where I’ma be in the next five years as far as music,” he said. “It’s a big difference from the next project compared to the last. And that’s what happened with this album. Going back to the neighborhood and going to different spots, chilling with my homeboys, put me back in that same space where we used to be, bringing back them thoughts, reminiscing how I was feeling. I got myself right back in that mode and I got inspired by that. So this album won’t sound like Section.80. Completely nothing like it.”
He also said that the album will showcase how he’s being pulled back to his homteown. “The kid that’s trying to escape that influence, trying his best to escape that influence, has always been pulled back in because of circumstances that be,” he said.