Kendrick Lamar Shares Album Details
In an interview with Billboard, Kendrick Lamar shared details of his upcoming debut album. The Compton, CA rapper revealed that this project will be autobiographical in nature and how he has gone about putting the album together.
"I'm actually working on my debut album," he revealed. "My debut album is really going into depth of who Kendrick Lamar is -- this kid who had run-ins with negativity in Compton. Everybody wants to know the story of how I was able to be in this city my whole life and come out with a positive mind set. For good and for bad, I'm going to talk about it all, in depth. We're also trying to get [more] visuals done for Section.80. I know a lot of people want to see the visuals behind the concept, [I'm] thinking 'The Spiteful Chant,' 'Ronald Reagan Era' and especially 'Keisha's Song.' We'll be warming [them] up for the next month or so. They're in the works right now just going through the editing process."
"[What goes through my head while recording is] making sure [the music]'s organic as possible," he said. "I don't really like to force things. If it don't come then and there I'll leave it alone and hopefully it comes back [whether it's] two hours later or a day later. Whether it's a feel good record, sad, down, or whatever it is, you're going to relate to it. The story of Kendrick Lamar is the story of a good kid in a mad city. It's about a boy trying to figure out the world. My records don't come off preachy, they come off as [me] trying to find answers. Maybe me and the listener can give each other answers and try to figure it out together."