Kendrick Lamar’s good kid, m.A.A.d. city was critically acclaimed by many, often referred to as classic. When Lamar was recently asked about how he responded to such wide acclaim, he explained his feelings. 

“That felt crazy,” Kendrick Lamar said in an interview with Houston, Texas radio station 93.7 The Beat’s Devi Dev. “I don’t take that word [‘classic’] lightly. I know the excitement. They really appreciated. I respect it 100 percent because I put a lot of work into it.

“I really can’t focus on the past and what was said then,” he added. “You’re only as good as your last piece of work, so now it’s about what’s right now and me putting that same 110 percent that I did with the last one.” 

While he says those are his intentions, Lamar was also asked if he knows what the concept around his sophomore album is slated to be. 

“I don’t know,” he says. “I couldn’t tell you that. I’ll know exactly what it is once I’m done with the music.” 

Lamar’s good kid, m.A.A.d. city earned a 4.5 out of 5 in its HipHopDX review.

“This isn’t just a debut album,” HipHopDX says in its review. “This is a shot at history.”

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