Kendrick Lamar was in New York this week and stopped by Hot 97 to talk about headlining Summer Jam.
Kendrick Lamar just released, what most people would call a classic album, “To Pimp A Butterfly” which is currently no. 1 on the charts. Although he is flattered by the positive praise for his work, the Compton rapper wants fans to “sit on it” for awhile and to listen to it more before they consider it a classic. He explains that the term becomes too “watered down” when thrown around too loosely.
One of the more interesting parts of the 40-minute interview is the re-surface of a particular joint album that has been mentioned for a few years now but hasn’t made any progress. The question was asked in regards to a potential J. Cole, Kendrick Lamar joint album. When asked if the rumors could one day become a reality, Kendrick said, “Yes, definitely. I still would love to do it for sure. I talked to the bro [J. Cole] a little bit over a month. He’s on a tour rocking so we’re going to try and make something happen. We still talk about it.”
Looks like more classic music is on the way from two of hip-hop’s most respected artist. No word on how long we will have to wait for the joint album, but we can breathe easy knowing it is still on the table for consideration. You can see the full interview with Hot 97 below.