Speaking to Complex, TDE's SZA gives some clues about Kendrick Lamar's upcoming album.
As if Kendrick Lamar's follow-up toÂ good kid, m.A.A.d city needed any more hype. Having released this decade's most critically acclaimed album (of pretty much any genre), Lamar barely needs any help from the media on the road to his next project, but hype keeps coming, whether in the form of news about Pete Rock and Dr. Dre's involvement, or from breathless praise from his peers.
Fellow TDE artist SZA is the latest to gush about the album, telling Complex in a recent interview that "Itâs vivid as fuck. Itâs beautiful. Itâs so dope.â She added,Â âIt sounds amazing. Thatâs all Iâm gonna say. It really is amazing. Itâs incredible. Itâs next level. Itâs next level for sure. He was storytelling before, but now itâs like on a grander scale."
In particular, that last observation stands out, asÂ good kid, m.A.A.d cityÂ housed one of the more involved plot arcs we've seen a hip-hop album attempt in recent years. But if we've learned one thing from King Kendrick's career, it's to never rule out the chance that he could top himself again.Â
Watch the full interview below.