Fans of Kendrick Lamar may have to wait a while before the Compton, California emcee begins work on his sophomore album.
K. Dot recently spoke to Hot 97’s Miss Info about his plans to record the follow-up to his acclaimed Interscope debut good kid, m.A.A.d city. He explained that he isn’t ready to begin working on the project quite yet, and that he simply wants to “live in the moment.”
“I haven’t locked in album mode—I write every day, though. I have ideas all the time, but me going in the studio and locking in, and making the next album—I don’t wanna force things,” he said. “I still want to live in this moment. My biggest mistake today is not living in the moment, and understanding everything that’s going on. Like I told to one of them fans out there, you’re family. I still can’t understand that I’m on this stage right now, so I’m just trying to adapt to it and live in the moment.”
He added, “How I’m feeling right now, it would be more of a moment of inspiration, being inspired to go back in and be confident in what I want to say next. I don’t think it would be an actual date when I say, ‘Okay, let me start.'”
Earlier this week, Kendrick sold out back-to-back performances at New York’s Roseland Ballroom, during which he brought surprise guest performers A$AP Rocky and 50 Cent. Most recently, J. Cole revealed that he and K. Dot are planning to release a collaborative LP.
Check out the full interview below.