Kendrick Lamar sits down with i-D magazine for a new interview where he talks about connecting with his manager Dave Free and more.
TDE announced yesterday that a new project is "coming soon" from Ab-Soul, and we've also got ScHoolboy Q's Oxymoron to look forward to this month, not to mention Isaiah Rashad's Cilvia is still in rotation, but fans of the Top Dawg camp are still wondering what is up with their golden boy, Kendrick Lamar.
K. Dot has done a good job at being vague when fielding questions about a new album. Recently though, Scoop Deville, responsible for "The Recipe" production, revealed that he has been working on new music with Kendrick. Now in a new interview with i-D magazine, Kendrick discusses quite a bit except for a new album. He makes a reference, however, that could be construed as album talk, but we're not so sure.
When discussing London's gloomy weather during the interview, Kendrick says, "I love it. Y’all weather’s a bit gloomy right now, I like gloomy weather, I work best and do most of my album under gloomy weather, so you’ll hear a lot of dark tracks in there." Take that as you will.
Check out other excerpts from the interview below, where he discusses his manager Dave Free, wanting to collaborate with Erykah Badu, and more.
Who was the first person to tell you that you were good at music?
The first person to tell me was probably this guy named Dave Free, he’s my manager now, since I was like tenth grade...yeah.
How did he discover you?
Through a mutual friend, it was all in high school, rapping and stuff. And then a mutual friend told him about me and we decided to start doing music and we’ve been doing it ever since.
How did he help you to develop your sound?
He really just allowed me to experience different things in music, and listen to different people, he got a broad playlist in music everybody from west coast, to the east coast. And basically we just started developing there.
What kind of a son where you when you were younger?
I was a good son, respectful, I never disrespected my mother, I never disrespected my father intentionally. Probably some of the things I did, outside of the house were a little bit outlandish, but as far as verbal disrespect or inner presence disrespect, never, so, I was a good son.
What track or album have you listened to more than any other?
That’s hard, that’s tough. They played a lot of Tupac All Eyez On Me, Me Against The World, they probably played that track a hundred thousand times in our house.
What are the morals that you live by?
Treat others the way you want to be treated. That’s the number one, that’s something that my mother always told me. That’s the one piece of advice I would give everybody and the world would be a better place.
From the previous mixtapes, are there any songs that you’ve written that you find difficult to listen back to now?
What’s crazy is that l don’t listen to none of my older music, just because I always wanted the team to grow. I don’t wanna get caught back in that time, or critiquing what i should have done or what sounds right.
Who will you collaborate with in the future?
I’m really tight on collaborations, I always say Erykah Badu, that’s it for now, that’s always in the back of my mind.