Following the release of his new single "i," Kendrick Lamar dropped by the Power 106 studio for an interview with Big Boy and Rikki Martinez this morning. Kendrick spoke on the creative process behind the record, and why he wanted to come with a different sound on his first single this time around. He also touched on the "Control" verse one year later and what his current relationships are like with J. Cole and Drake.

As for that long-awaited Kendrick and J. Cole album? Dot said that the project is currently on hold, but could still be in the works after the release of his next album. When talking about his new album, Kendrick said that there is no release date as of now, but he is locked in the studio constantly working, and that he has seven songs he really likes, and about 30 others that he doesn't.

Check out the first part of the interview above, and also check out video of Kendrick spitting a freestyle on the show below.