Kendrick Lamar Gives Update On New LP, Says “i” Is For Prison Inmates And Suicidal Teenagers

In a recent interview on Hot 97’s morning show, Kendrick Lamar talked a bit about “i,” his affirmation-heavy single, and about the much-discussed new album that he’s still working on. Talking about “i,” Lamar said, “I wrote a record for the homies that’s in the penitentiary right now, and I also wrote a record for these kids that come up to my shows with these slashes on they wrists, saying they don’t want to live no more.” Kendrick, it could seem, is writing with a sense of social responsibility, and that can only be a good thing. He also discussed the album he’s working on, saying he wants to keep his sound “organic.” He’s done songs with Pharrell and Dr. Dre, but he mentioned his main producers as being past collaborators Sounwave, Rakhi, Tae Beast, and intriguingly, Thundercat. Watch the interview below.

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We still don’t know when we’re getting this album, but knowing the way things work these days, it could drop out of the sky at any moment.