Rapper Kendrick Lamar is working on a followup to 2015’s To Pimp a Butterfly, and according to an interview with The New York Times, the project will go in a completely new direction.
In the interview, Lamar discussed how Butterfly and his debut album good kid, m.A.A.d. city looked at injustice, violence and growing up in Compton, Calif., surrounded by gangs. But, for his new album, which is currently in the works, Lamar is taking on a different idea: faith. He said,
“To Pimp a Butterfly” was addressing the problem. I’m in a space now where I’m not addressing the problem anymore. We’re in a time where we exclude one major component out of this whole thing called life: God. Nobody speaks on it because it’s almost in conflict with what’s going on in the world when you talk about politics and government and the system.
Though his previous albums had larger scopes and brought in a lot of narrative themes, references to Christianity have been prevalent in Lamar’s music. good kid, m.A.A.d. city even opens with this prayer:
Lord God, I come to you a sinner, and I humbly repent for my sins. I believe that Jesus is Lord. I believe that you raised him from the dead. I will ask that Jesus will come to my life and be my Lord and savior. I receive Jesus to take control of my life, and that I may live for him from this day forth. Thank you lord Jesus for saving me with your precious blood. In Jesus name, amen.
So far, there’s no release date for his new album.
So for you guys defending him saying he's somewhat been censored talking about some 'powerful people' on stage.. what have Jay-Z and Beyoncé gotta do with this corruption you lot speak of?
Can we all please know what you and Kanye know?
Hov & B are the most powerful folks in hip-hop by far. You dont get all that power without knowing your place amongst the high order. They never lean too far on speaking out on anything. You can say "well they are business savvy as hell and they play the game" which is true to an extent. But Hov & B have the power to change a lot if they wanted to. But they understand their role as puppets thats why you'll see them gladly being paraded around by Hilary Clinton (whose own party did NOT fuck with the BLM movement and even came up with strategies to ignore any policies presented by BLM leaders) thats where Ye differs. Even when he's doing outlandish shit like bigging up all these white folks (fashion designers, Steve Jobs, Walt Disney) or bringing them dinner plates, he always slides off the grid and start speaking out on corporations.
Dude having his "Britney Spears" moment. Watch how he "comes back fully rehabilitated in Kim's care" you may not be getting these "rants" anymore. Shit look no further to both his breakfast club interviews. Shit is like Nite & Day. Understand that..... During that whole Yeezus run he was wylin out and afterwards he had "media training" and seemed calmer for a minute. This might be best for some of you guys who don't believe in the possibility of these things & don't take black mental health seriously....You'll get a "non-erratic" Ye "just making music" like some of you want.