New Kendrick Lamar album to feature few guest verses: 'I have so much to say'

'It’s almost selfish of me.'

Christopher Hooton
Friday 19 September 2014 07:59
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Kendrick Lamar said Good Kid could have been a 30-track album
Kendrick Lamar said Good Kid could have been a 30-track album

Kendrick Lamar has discussed his next album, the follow-up to the absurdly accomplished Good Kid Maad City, saying he has yet to arrange any features for it and that it's not really something on his mind.

Kendrick could surely have his pick of any and all rappers for the new LP given the reverence for his work in hip hop, but is perhaps going for an introspective, immersive storytelling style like he did on Good Kid.

"I have so much to say," he told Rolling Stone. "It’s almost selfish of me."

Good Kid saw relatively few guest verses too, with the four that were in there coming from Drake, Jay Rock, MC Eiht and Dr Dre.

The rapper has already laid down several songs in the studio with producers Dre and TDE's Digi+Phonics, saying the former has "gone in the lab and tried to really elevate himself".

The new album is feature "aggression and emotion" and possibly a few songs that there was no room for on Good Kid.

"There was a lot left out of Good Kid," Lamar added. "It could have been a 30-track album. There are a few new [songs] that can tie in with what I was talking about."

A release date for the album has yet to be set, though he previously suggested it was on track for a winter release.

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