Kendrick Lamar Announces Album Release Date

Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar has spoken. After much anticipation, the Compton rapper has revealed the release date for his long-awaited debut.

The album will arrive on October 2 via Top Dawg Entertainment/Aftermath/Interscope, he told R&R Productions backstage at his show in Camden Town, London.

He is working closely with his TDE production team Digi-Phonics. “I really just kept everything in-house, the people that I’ve been grinding with since day one,” said the Black Hippy leader. “They know me, they know my sound, and I feel they’re the best. It’s really tight-knit who I’m involved with.”

Aside from Dr. Dre, who appears on the first single “The Recipe,” he is steering clear of the usual names. “A lot of people get to this position where I’m at and they feel like they’ve made it, so they wanna reach out to all the big producers,” explained Kendrick. “I still feel like I need to go out and show and prove that I stand alone on my own two feet creatively, and that’s exactly what I’m gon’ do.”

While the title Good Kid, Mad City has been floating around, Kendrick has yet to officially name the album. “Let me personally announce the album date and ‘CORRECT’ title. Then its official,” he tweeted.

UPDATE: Kendrick’s debut will be titled good kid, m.A.A.d city, he confirmed on Twitter. “good kid, m.A.A.d city // by kendrick lamar. oct. 2nd,” he wrote.

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  1. MinajRules2012



    freshed Reply:

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    p Reply:

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    no1else Reply:

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    tgod Reply:

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  2. Peter

    Kendrick Lamar > jay z


    ewio Reply:

    @Peter, people like you are pathetic


    TRA Reply:

    @Peter, I think Kendrick Lamar is a great rapper and is going to be great for many years to come. Kendrick Lamar could be the best rapper from the Westcoast since 2Pac, Snoop Dogg, and Ice Cube. I feel like Kendrick Lamar is going to be like a Westcoast version of Nas, where he doesn’t always have to go commercial or have crossover success just to stay relevant. With all of that being said, I think it is foolish right now for anybody to say Kendrick Lamar is better than Jay-Z when he hasn’t dropped his first solo album yet. Jay-Z is one of the greatest rappers of all-time, and Jay-Z is still one of the top 10 best mainstream rappers right now. Jay-Z has one of the greatest catalog of albums in hip hop history and music history. Even though Kendrick Lamar is a great rapper, let’s see how Kendrick Lamar’s music career evolves, and continues to grow before we all say Kendrick Lamar is better than any of the all-time great rappers.


    jayeye Reply:

    @TRA, I agree, I put him in my top 3 (Nas, Tupac, Kendrick Lamar)


    YEAH Reply:

    @Peter, He’s saying the truth. Lyrically, I think Kendrick Lamar can actually be better than Jay Z.


    Mr Nice Watch Reply:

    @Peter, haha you’re an idiot





  4. GTFOH

    Kendrick Lamar goes HARD! dude is tough! cant wait to hear more from him.





  6. Ramon

    I only like his song “The Recipe” with Dr. Dre. Dude is talented, no lie, but I just don’t get with him like that.


  7. Shaq

    Kendrick has already dropped his debut album though… This would be his sophomore.
    Section.80 was a classic. Where’s the joint album with Cole though ?


  8. jayeye

    This will be the best album this year! The Recipe Dr Dre Dubstep remix is INSANE (jnj)


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