Kendrick Lamar Shares Why It Takes “So Long” To Create His Albums

Published: Tuesday 20th Oct 2020 by Ryan

Kendrick Lamar has reminded mostly quiet since his last album, ‘DAMN,’ in 2017.

However, the rapper revealed the reason as to why it has taken him so long to release a follow-up project in a new interview with i-D.

His words below:

“I spend the whole year just thinking about how I’m gonna execute a new sound, I can’t do the same thing over and over. I need something to get me excited.”

While the ‘Humble’ rapper has yet to announce the follow-up to ‘DAMN,’ rumors have begun to swirl this year that the project is not far off.

In March, his collaborator, Thundercat, said that a new album was in the works. Additionally, Lamar was reportedly spotted filming a new music video in L.A. back in September.

Could new music be upon us?

Your thoughts?

[Photo Credit: i-D / Glen Luchford / Twitter]

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  1. BIGGESTAALIYAHFAN October 20, 2020

    It’s called creating art. I prefer an artist to take their time to make an album. Create something special.

  2. Gee October 20, 2020

    Kendrick likes to hit the listeners with something great that they can relate to, and live with for a while, so that the public can miss him, and his artistry and then he comes back with more greatness. He what you call an artist, and not just your typical rapper. He plots, plans, and then executes.

  3. Len75 October 20, 2020

    I love Kendrick and being a creator of greatness cannot be rushed and I respect that!!!

  4. Your Name October 20, 2020

    It’s called artistry. We live in a popcorn society so most artists these days can’t relate

  5. DC3 FOREVER October 20, 2020

    DAMN was a solid album from beginning to end I am definitely waiting for the follow up!

  6. Diabetes UNBOTHERED October 20, 2020

    i tried. i bought the actual physical copy of the DAMN album. was very UNDERWHELMED no matter how much I tried to get into Kendrick I can’t. Ti Eminem Migos Kanye and Jayz are the top rappers to have me anticipating their next sound/move never Kendrick lil Wayne or Drake

  7. Fancy BISH October 20, 2020

    Cause a true artist doesn’t throw anything out for chart and coin 😂 Plus, his albums still chart years after, so he’s in no rush! He hasn’t made THAT album for me, but I respect him immensely for being like artists I grew up with…original

  8. Keith October 20, 2020

    A music drop would be a pleasant surprise…

  9. Navy Gravy October 20, 2020

    Don’t know why artists always try to be so deep and extra.smh his comment really didn’t make any sense. You spend a whole year thinking how can you execute a new sound? No, not at all… you sort through all the songs that producers send you to see what songs go together and also what sounds different than what’s out right now, you record and wait for the songs to get engineered and mastered and then you wait for the best time of year to start carving out your era for your album. Same with every artist. Stop being extra

    • UNIQUEWOODS69 October 21, 2020


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