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Kendrick Lamar promises “aggression and emotion” on new album

on September 15, 2014, 4:35pm

Photo by Philip Cosores

Later this year, Kendrick Lamar is expected to return with his follow-up to 2012’s earth-shattering good kid, m.A.A.d city. While we haven’t yet heard even a snippet of the new album, we do know a few details regarding its recording: The LP will feature production from Dr. Dre and Top Dawg Entertainment’s in-house producers; lyrically it will expand on the personal stories first explored on GKMC; and Kendrick already has 30-40 new songs in the bag.

Now, a new interview with Rolling Stone (via Rap-Up) sheds more light on the Compton MC’s latest project, and not surprisingly, reaffirms our belief that it is one of the most anticipated albums of the year.

According to the hip-hop prodigy, a few of the new tracks will literally pick up where GKMC left off. “There was a lot left out of good kid — it could have been a 30-track album,” he told RS. “There are a few new [songs] that can tie in with what I was talking about.”

Perhaps most importantly, Kendrick promises the new album will be filled with “aggression and emotion” — for the most part delivered by K. Dot himself. “I have so much to say”, he said of the LP’s few cameo spots. “It’s almost selfish of me.”

The new LP was rumored to drop sometime this month, but late October/early November looks like a better bet, as he’s got a high-profile Halloween gig set in the Bermuda Triangle (seriously).

In the meantime, listen to Kendrick hop on Jeezy’s “Holy Ghost” remix and Flying Lotus’ “Never Catch Me”.

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