Video After The Jump
Coming off the successful first week of sales where he moved 242,000 units of good kid, m.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"