West Coast emcee Kendrick Lamar recently stopped by Global Grind for a quick interview, discussing his work with J. Cole and Lady Gaga and the meaning behind the cover art for his upcoming album, good kid, m.A.A.d. city.
Since North Carolina’s J. Cole revealed that he was in the midst of working with Lamar in May, anticipation has been off the charts; the two superstars are widely regarded as some of the best of this era in terms of lyricism. Kendrick admits that the blame for the delay lies with himself, because he has been preparing for his debut release, and expresses his admiration for Cole as being “so genuine of a person.”
When asked about the reason behind the cover for his own album good kid, m.A.A.d. city, which drops October 22nd, Kendrick notes that his music makes a connection with his fans and is confident that his intimate, personal cover will make that connection even stronger.
Watch the interview below.