With all huge the success of his critically acclaimed 2012 LP good kid, m.A.A.d city, Kendrick Lamar has all eyes on him right now. Everyone in the hip-hop world is expecting K.Dot to strike lighting twice and deliver another classic. He recently sat with Complex mag’s Associate Editor Insanul Ahmed to talk about the pressure of adding to his budding hip hop legend.
“If I keep focusing on, ‘I need to make something better than good kid,’ it’s going to be just that,” says Kendrick. “That’s not challenging yourself. I don’t want to become that person reflecting on what has been done. What I’m doing now is the question. I’m only as good as my last word, my last hook, my last bridge.”
He definitely has a lot more stories to chronicle, and divine intervention is playing a role in what his next body of work will sound like.
“I got a greater purpose,” he says. “God put something in my heart to get across and that’s what I’m going to focus on, using my voice as an instrument and doing what needs to be done.”