09 Jan Will We Get Kendrick’s Album Before the End of the World?
Kendrick Lamar has been busy working on the follow up to 2012’s good kid, m.A.A.d. city, which was expected to be seen before the end of 2014. Now, Billboard reports that the album will be out in the first half of 2015. In an interview with Billboard, Lamar said that “the end is in sight” for finishing the album, and apparently for the world itself.
According to Billboard, the new song he performed on The Colbert Report in December is most likely not even a part of the new project. “I just like the energy of the song,” he said. “I didn’t go on there to sell a single. I just did what I felt.”
In the Billboard interview, Lamar offered thoughts on a number of topics such as Taylor Swift’s love for “Backstreet Freestyle” (“That’s a beautiful thing, Taylor Swift enjoying that song and knowing the words”) and his frenemy relationship with Drake (“Drake is definitely a great artist in this world. I’m a great artist in my world”). In particular, he said he doesn’t fault Iggy Azalea for rapping. “She’s doing her thing,” he said. “Let her. People have to go through trials and tribulations to get where they at. Do your thing, continue to rock it, because obviously God wants you here.”
Now for the meaty goodness about the apocalypse: “We’re in the last days, man — I truly in my heart believe that,” he said. “It’s written. I could go on with Biblical situations and things my grandma told me. But it’s about being at peace with myself and making good with the people around me.”
Dark. Very, very dark.