While it's no secret that Kendrick Lamar is currently working on his long-awaited sophomore album, he decided to take some time out of his schedule this morning for a quick interview with Hot 97. During the clip, Kendrick talked about his recent single, "i," saying that he made the song for two people - his homies in the penitentiary, and kids that come to his shows with slashes on their wrists. While talking about "i," Kendrick said that he loves making fun records and slick talking, but as an artist it is important that you have a balance and have meaning, and inspiration behind your records.
Dot also touched on his rumored next single, "King Kunta," and what the experience was like having Pharrell in the studio while he was playing new songs from the upcoming album. As far as the sound of the new album, Kendrick said that it will sound more "raw" than good kid, m.A.A.d City, largely due to the use of more live instrumentation in the making of the project.
Kendrick also talked about last year's Grammy Awards and the infamous text that Macklemore posted on Instagram telling Kendrick that he got robbed, saying that he thought it was uncalled for, but that Macklemore is still a good dude and his heart was in the right place.
Check out the full interview above.