Compton rapper, Kendrick Lamar, aka K-Dot, has confirmed he will be collaborating with Dr. Dre on his forthcoming album.
The release will mark the third to the 26-year-old rapper’s name, and follows on from his 2012 release, good kid, m.A.A.d city, which was executive produced by Dr Dre.
“Dr. Dre is focused like he always been,” Lamar told Kube 93. As hip-hop’s first billionaire, having sold Beats to Apple for $US3 billion, one would think that Dr.Dre would take a hard-earned sabbatical, possibly lie on a beach somewhere with a cocktail. Instead, he is heading straight back into the studio with K-Dot.
“He focused on music, man. One thing about Dre, you can’t take the music away. No matter how much money he has, he’s always gonna be right there in that studio. That’s before the deal, after the deal. He’s always locked in there. That’s something that I know personally.”
Lamar kept his lips sealed when asked about Dre’s highly anticipated Detox record, saying he didn’t know the release date, but assuring fans that it’ll be ‘Nuthin’ but a ‘G’ Thang’, so yeah, pretty good. “I couldn’t give you that word. He’ll have to give you that word, but I know that he’s still a creative genius in there,” he said.
According to Anthony Tiffith, CEO of his record label Top Dawg Entertainment, Kendrick’s new album is expected to drop later this year. He also confirmed plans to release another album by Black Hippy, a hip-hop collective comprised of Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, Ab-Soul and Jay Rock.
It was with his debut, two years ago, that Lamar established himself as one of the most sensitive and distinctive voices in the hip-hop world today. His album, good kid, m.A.A.d city, sold a quarter-million copies in its first weeks and earned the rapper four Grammy nominations, including Album of The Year. Thus, with a new album on the horizon, fans should expect a ‘Recipe’ for awesome!