Kendrick Lamar Talks New Album, Macklemore’s Text & Dealing With Fame on ‘Ebro in the Morning’ [VIDEO]
The Compton rhymer, who donned an "i" hat to cover his growing dreadlocks, says the follow-up to 'good kid, m.A.A.d city,' is more rawer than the previous album. So far, Lamar has worked with Dr. Dre and Pharrell Williams on the album along with TDE's in-house producers.
"I really stick with four producers that I’ve been working with since day one,” he said. “I don’t really go outside the box of that -- Sounwave, Thundercat, Rahki, Tae Beast."
Elsewhere, Lamar gave props to fellow TDE labelmate ScHoolboy Q for his success in 2014. "Q is one of them cats that didn’t know his full potential," he said. "He was still in the streets while he was doing the music. To see him go from that to hop on hit records and have a No. 1 album, that’s a blessing.”
The discussion then segued into the 2014 Grammy Awards, in which Macklemore shared a text that he sent to K.Dot after he won the Best Rap Album award, much to the chagrin of rap fans worldwide.
“I think it was uncalled for. When he sent it to me, I was like, I can see him feeling that type of way because he a good dude," he recalls. "I think for confirmation from the world, he probably felt he had to put it out there, which he didn’t need to do. That don’t take nothing away from him anyway because I know where his heart is at. He's a cool dude."
"Winning an award is great, but it’s not confirmation of success for me," he adds.
Lamar also talked about his lack of social media skills, his good friend Lady Gaga, drinking breast milk and whether or not he will perform at Summer Jam next year.
Watch Kendrick Lamar's 30-minute interview above.