In response to Flying Lotus' question, "What do you dream about?" Kendrick said, "The things I dream about is usually from my childhood. Whether it's me waking up in the morning looking at cartoons, going outside, playing basketball, doing backflips...it's always stemming from me being 6, 7, 8 years old. That's usually a recurring dream, going back to birthdays and moms and pops playing music inside the house parties and what not."
Children are usually more creative and imaginative than adults. Maybe that's why Kendrick's music is so much more experimental than your average hip hop.