Kendrick Lamar Speaks On 'GKMC' Sales, Being Competitive With Nas, Kanye West & Jay-Z. "I'm In The Big Leagues Now" + More [Video]

 

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Coming off the successful first week of sales where he moved 242,000 units of good kidm.A.A.d city, Kendrick Lamar sat down with French based website Daymolition to talk about that album's success and more.

 

K. Dot said he was ready for the big first week because he gave fans a good concept album full of fresh and new sounds. He added that he got good advice from Dr. Dre during the recording process.

 

"Just really continue the work ethic. As far as actually putting in the time to make something that can stick for many years," Kendrick said of the advice he got from Dre. "Just continue the passion for it. Watching him do it, watching him work [and] watching Snoop work. All of them still got the love and the passion for it so it makes me go ten times harder as a new artist."

 

 

Kendrick explains what the song "The Jig Is Up" means, what he means when he says GKMC is "classic worthy," but will take years before it can be considered a true classic and whether there is competition between Black Hippy group members.

 

"I'm competitive with them. I'm competitive with Jay-Z. I'm competitive with Nas. I'm competitive with Kanye. I'm in the big leagues now. I can't be looking at them as big homies for the rest of my life," Kendrick explains. "I have to go out there and continue the legacy of great music"

 

Kendrick also speaks on the difference between working an a mixtape and an album.



 

 

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Comment by Juicy Mane on November 10, 2012 at 11:24pm
lil home boy you aint Fiddy or Em or Nas or Jay list goes on for CLASSIC debut albums.. sure u may be good with yo lyrics to some! but MEH u aint in the big league yet, yo just a FRESHMAN n s*** u gotta pass at least HOPSIN, before passing ya BANKS, ya FABS ya KANYES and then u gotta pass ya LUDAs, REGGIES, RZA's before saying yo in the BIG LEAGUE with JAY NAS EM KURUPT etc.. lol
Comment by 8grove on November 8, 2012 at 11:11pm
Can't wait for the follow up and Detox
Comment by 8grove on November 8, 2012 at 11:10pm
He sounds like Wayne.
Comment by DatHipHopHead on November 8, 2012 at 1:51pm
i really can't believe ppl are gassin this man like he's that nice! he's way better than most rappers today but he far from a nas or jay!
Comment by tinkhanii on November 8, 2012 at 1:07pm
i like this n*****..thanks to him , hip hop is alive
Comment by Continue on November 8, 2012 at 10:26am
@austintyler he is witty, original, and know how to make songs. That's why he is successful. Don't be a hatter, and commenting on how he looks seem gay
Comment by Austin Tyler on November 8, 2012 at 7:37am
How did he even get on? A whole sea of talented artists out there and this fat-faced leprechaun lookin dude with crooked ears and a monotone voice stuck out enough to get a deal with Dre. I don't get it.
Swimming Pools got a great beat. But as soon as I heard the repetitive "drank" part it all got very stupid. Like he just put himself on that ignorant dumb south level. YOU AINT IN HOUSTON BOY.
2nd verse of the song they sat him down and told him do the rapping/singing harmony Eminem style s*** like we heard so many times in that camp. That style Eminem cant even pull off.
They making music for THE MAINSTREAM. What else should we expect from the same people that brought us I Need A Doctor.
Comment by Continue on November 8, 2012 at 5:05am
No one can call an album a classic when it just came out, years from now if the album is still being talked about then it's a classic. But no one can call this a classic when it just came out, cause you like the songs, or it's constant on repeat is not considered a classic, longevity is considered a classic. Get your mind right people
Comment by TheSyndicate on November 8, 2012 at 12:12am
Dope album!
Comment by TCK on November 7, 2012 at 11:13pm
it's a classic like one song broken into 15 when u could play it all the way threw without FW then it's a classic it's like the second EM ALBUM MIXED WITH OUTKAST ATALEINS



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