Kendrick Lamar Discusses "good kid, m.A.A.d city" Follow-Up Plans

TDE's Kendrick Lamar talks about how he plans on getting inspired for his sophomore album on Aftermath/Interscope.

Kendrick Lamar says he isn't trying to force the creativity for his next album, which is set to follow last year's good kid, m.A.A.d city release. 

"[I'm] letting the inspiration come for sure," Lamar said during an interview with MTV. "If I knock myself into the wall, I'll probably be out the game for a minute because it's stressful trying to be creative rather than letting creativity come to you and being inspired by something." 

During the interview, Lamar also spoke about the importance of challenging himself and not listening to his previous release often.

"Man if I wasn't onstage, I probably wouldn't be listening to it [after] the day I put it out," he said. "I don't like to get stuck in doing something [so] that once I do move on and do my next joint, I don't want to get caught up in it sounding the same or being locked in to what I've done already. I always want to elevate myself and challenge myself."

So far, Lamar says he has plans for the new album.

"I definitely got ideas; ideas for sure," he said. "Going back in and locking in, I haven't done that yet, but I have ideas and I know what I want to do." 

Lamar's good kid, m.A.A.d city was released in 2012. The album has been certified platinum by the RIAA. This year, Lamar was named one of GQ's men of the year, appearing on one of the magazine's various covers for the issue. 

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  • Nasstill@it

    As long as it's not wack. Kendrick has great projects in Section 80 and GKMC, just hope the industry doesn't ruin him.

  • Anonymous

    "yeah but that was after 50 cent made him a star" Writing a few hooks doesn't mean 50 made him a star. Game got credit for selling 5 mill, not 50, and look at Game's productivity over the last several years compared to 50's. It's not even a comparison.

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  • General Gucci

    no matter what real niggas will allways support the general. Guci Mane realest rapper outthere: - this nigga throws bitches out his car - shoot niggas dead - beat niggas up. Gucci aint no fantasy nigga like: - mobb deep, - nas escobar lol nigga only had a ticket for parking his car wrong - 2pac never gangbanged - rick ross - kendrick aint hard he aint bout that life

  • imho

    which is how it would be done..i could never understand how the greats with so much outside projects can release such a shitty lazy album (MCHG) just bec it has a few singers on there and fuck up the legacy then say 'well i got so much going out outside of rap idc'.. then stop droppin albums n retire!

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  • Anonymous

    If Dr Dre had not signed kendrick, he would have faded away. Game left dr dre and look what happened to him.

  • Anonymous

    if i was kendrick i would name my next album g.o.o.d kid , M.A.A.D world , since he's now dealing with everybody

  • Anonymous

    Hold on We're going Home> any track kendrick ever made.


    YOU BASTARDS FREE THE EMPEROR. We real niggas have been waiting patiently for the lord the emperor of real niggas to get out. Once big gucci gets out all the real niggas through out the world will great big gucci and pray to the trap god. Till the day comes when the emperor is out we will continue to chant FREE GUWOP. GUCCI MANE ARMY ASSEMBLE!!!!

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      Gucci is mentally retarded you know that right? you went to a mental institution for trying to kill himself then gets out and gets a tattoo of ice cream on his face truly a retarded man


      Hop off of Gucci's incarcerated nuts for a second before you suffocate.

  • Dead Mosby

    I personally love GKMC, compared to the majority of rap music that has been hitting the airwaves, Kendrick is one of the small minority of real lyricist when it comes to the new wave of rappers during the past few years. I'm eagerly anticipating the sophomore release. -- @deadMOSBY (

  • w

    i fucking hate gkmc album, if kendrick does the accent and flow like on cypher and "love game" his next album is gonna be great but if he does that gkmc slow flow id be mad

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