TUESDAY, JULY 22, 2014 |
Posted by: John Robinson
Los Angeles native Kendrick Lamar is sharing more details of his sophomore album. He says that he has 30-40 songs prepared for this next release, which he has plans to release in the fourth quarter of this year, at least according to Top Dawg's Anthony "Punch" Tiffith. Lamar allegedly had 60-70 songs that were recorded for his previous album, which had 12 tracks on the standard release, and 17 including the bonus tracks.
There's a lot of pressure around his release due to all of the acclaim that Good Kid, M.A.A.D. city received, but Kendrick claims he isn't letting the pressure get to him though. Good kid has been compared to such iconic records as Nas' game-changing Illmatic and it'll be tough to surpass an impressive album, even if it is your own. We'll just have to wait to see if Kendrick can outdo himself.
For his next release he's working primarily with Dr. Dre and the in-house producers at Top Dawg, Tae Beast and Sounwave of Digi+Phonics. Hopefully we'll hear some guest spots from other members of The Black Hippy Movement (Ab-Soul, Jay Rock, ScHoolboy Q, and newcomer Isaiah Rashad).
Unlike those acid dropping hacky sack punks from the free-love movement, The Black Hippies take their work and the recording process very seriously. Take a look at the 'Studio Rules' courtesy of producer Dave Free:
They forgot to mention the most important rule:
6. Bitch Don't Kill My Vibe!