Green Label has compiled a list of “10 Things We Want To See From Kendrick Lamar’s Sophomore LP.”
The Compton, California rapper released his debut major label album, good kid, m.A.A.d city, in 2012.
Dr. Dre production was #10 on the Green Label list. "Although the two have formed a brotherly bond with the good doctor’s cosign boosting Kendrick’s success, Dre has yet to be featured as a producer on any of his albums,” the story says. "If their recent Beats By Dre commercial is any indication, the potential to create magic is high with Detox still nowhere in sight."
The list also includes “A Cross Genre Rock Mashup,” which comes in at #3.
"Widely seen to be the highlight of this year’s Grammys, Kendrick Lamar and Imagine Dragons stole the show with their performance of his song 'm.A.A.d city' and their ‘Radioactive’ remix,” the list says. "Although rock and hip-hop have crossed paths since Run DMC and Aerosmith’s 'Walk This Way' with Linkin Park and Jay Z going on to carry the same torch, Kendrick’s explosive energy transcending Hip Hop could be what finally earns him the respect and validation of the Recording Academy."
To read the full list of “10 Things We Want To See From Kendrick Lamar’s Sophomore LP,” visit Green Label.