Following former Bad Boy artist Shyne’s unexpected and rather harsh critique this week of Compton rapper Kendrick Lamar’s debut album, good kid, m.A.A.d city, many were left wondering if the TDE rapper would respond to Shyne’s comments.
The emcee did just that while speaking with HipHopWired.com at this week’s Samsung Galaxy Note II event in Los Angeles, but didn’t have too much to say in regards to Shyne’s bold criticism.
“It’s really no response [to him],” Kendrick revealed. “I’m not a sensitive guy, so that’s his opinion. Can’t stop what the world thinks, so yeah, that’s him.”
With numerous fans already dishing out the “classic” label for his debut, Kendrick seemed welcoming of the title but instead referred to good kid, m.A.A.d city as being “classic worthy” during his interview.
“It’s classic worthy, you know? But it has to stand with the time and have the years behind it,” said the rapper. “Right now it’s classic worthy and people [will] look back and say, ‘Kendrick’s first album really, really, really outdid everything else and became a classic.’ I went into it with intentions of making it a classic, so I’m glad everybody’s saying that now.”
good kid, m.A.A.d city was released on October 22 and is expected to sell over 200,000 copies in its first week.