In the final installment with TheWellVersed and the DopeHouse’s sitdown with Kendrick Lamar, the Compton kid reveals he has a slew of unreleased tracks from the Section.80 recording sessions, including a track with DJ Khalil that references the incredibly dope female group KING (how are sampled on “Chapter Six” from Section.80).
“I haven’t gotten in touch with King, which is crazy. I did this record with DJ Khalil with some King references, which is a crazy, crazy record. I’ve got so much from the stash of Section.80 that’s insane. That’s one of the records that just didn’t make the cut. It could have, but it didn’t.”
He also spoke on the reasons behind Lady Gaga’s absence from GKMC and what’s he got planned for next.
“I come from a world where we didn’t have any deadlines,” he says. “Shake knows. We’d have samples on it, reciting Jay-Z and Biggie lyrics in certain lines and the major label world is one I didn’t understand. Now that I’m signed there’s so many business politics that I didn’t understand and I couldn’t get the concept of a deadline.”
“Dr. Dre just asked me that today,” Lamar says when discussing his plans for a good kid, m.A.A.d city follow up. “I told him a few ideas for what’s next but he was like ‘No. Sit back for a second and let this one breathe and let people really digest it. Right now people are excited but once everyone digests it and really lives with it, they’ll learn to love it and respect you even more. You’ll be in high demand because you put your best foot forward.’”
Also, check TWV for EIC Andreas Hale’s opinions on why the mostly positive reception (damn you, Shyne!) good kid, m.A.A.d city has garnered is not a bad thing.