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Kendrick Lamar’s two year anniversary of Good Kid, M.A.A.d. City is upon us, and the expectations for his sophomore project due out later this year are deliver a classic or fail. In a conversation with Houston, Texas radio station 93.7 The Beat’s Devi Dev, the TDE lyricist spoke on the pressure of avoiding the sophomore slump and talked about what his direction is on the new album:

“I don’t take that word [‘classic’] lightly. I know the excitement. They really appreciated. I respect it 100 percent because I put a lot of work into it. I really can’t focus on the past and what was said then,” he added. “You’re only as good as your last piece of work, so now it’s about what’s right now and me putting that same 110 percent that I did with the last one.”

Regarding the concept of his next LP, Kendrick had the following to say:

“I don’t know,” he says. “I couldn’t tell you that. I’ll know exactly what it is once I’m done with the music.”