Kendrick Lamar Believes He ‘Lives Music,’ Sees ‘Yeezus’ Tour As An Opportunity To Grow


Kendrick Lamar may have released his major label debut in October 2012, but given the amount of attention he’s been given in recent months you would think he has another record ready to go. The truth of the matter however is that Lamar hasn’t had much time for studio life in 2013, but during a recent stop on the Yeezus tour the good kid from mAAd city opened up about his plans for the future.

Speaking with the fine folks over at Revolt while waiting to go on stage in Philadelphia, Kendrick Lamar discussed where he now finds himself in life compared to his past, and how he feel his personal evolution has changed his creative abilities. He commented:

“I love music, my passion for it, it’s my life. It’s not just a job, it’s really a lifestyle. [Music] is just something I breathe now, I didn’t always breathe it, I was always a fan of it. But now, I really live it so that’s inspiration within itself.

[I’m] ready to get back in that studio and locking in and keep continuing with music. Continue to challenge myself.”

The conversation eventually turned to Kendrick’s opening slot on Kanye West‘s highly-publicized fall outing. Kendrick Offered:

“A lot of people don’t get the opportunity to be on a major stage with that many people and be able to learn. I’m just taking it all in stride and being a student of the game because Kanye, he’s a great performer and I’m not too shabby [Laughs]. I’m just there to really challenge myself, grow myself and really take it to the next level.”

With all the hype on Lamar right now it’s easy to understand why he’s so hungry to deliver new music to fans. The Yeezus tour stretches a few more weeks, but once it ends I would not be surprised if Lamar announces studio time to begin his Sophomore LP. We’ll bring you more details as they become available. For now, however, you can view a video except from Lamar’s discussing with Revolt below.

James Shotwell

James Shotwell is the founder of Under The Gun Review. He loves writing about music and movies almost as much as he loves his two fat cats. He's also the co-founder of Antique Records and the Marketing Coordinator for Haulix. You should probably follow him on Twitter.

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