XXL recently caught up with Kendrick Lamar following a performance at SOB’s in New York. During the interview, the Compton upstart gave some details on his highly anticipated forthcoming project, revealing that he’s enlisted Just Blaze and Pete Rock for production. He even added that it was the Chocolate Boy Wonder who actually reached out to him, but that the two have yet to hit the studio together.

“Yeah, me and Just [Blaze] got some shit,” K. Dot explained. “We got some shit. It’s city-based for sure. It’s classic. It’s history-making shit. It’s Just Blaze, a nigga I been listening to since I was 13 when I started rhyming, listening to Jay[-Z] and all those Roc-A-Fella albums…I’m [also] looking forward to working with Pete Rock. He just reached out to me. That feels muthafuckin’ great. I got to get back to him, so we can make it work.”

Kendrick also spoke on when fans can expect the LP to drop. Although K. Dot couldn’t give a specific date, he did say that it will be out sometime next year; all he could say for sure though, is that he’s hard at work on it.

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“I don’t want to put no date out there because I know as soon as you put the date out there, the pressure is on and people want it,” he said. “I’m just going to work. Nothing’s perfect, but I want to make it where I’m comfortable with it and officially done me all the way, the only way I know how to.”

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