Kendrick Lamar is convinced that his debut album ‘good kid, m.A.A.d. city’ will end up earning as a classic and explained that he thinks the record has all it needs to go down in history. Lamar also spoke on working with other artists and says that even while collaborating, he tries to keep things competitive.
Lamar explained that he’s convinced it is only a matter of time before his debut album becomes a classic. “Classic represents five years, 10 years at a time. It’s classic worthy right now. It will be a classic. Ain’t nothing missing from it to be a classic. It’s just time that’s missing,” Lamar told USRapNews.
According to Lamar, even though features are common in hip hop, artists still have to remain competitive with one another. “It’s the competitive nature. We can’t forget that. We can do features with each other. We can rap with each other. But at the end of the day, you gotta want to be the best,” said Lamar.
While it’s no surprise that Lamar might be competitive with his own crew, the rapper explained that he even tries to match the talents of Jay-Z, Nas and Kanye West. “I’m definitely competitive with [Black Hippy]. I’m competitive with them. I’m competitive with Jay-Z. I’m competitive with Nas. I’m competitive with Kanye [West]. We’re in the big leagues now. I can’t be looking at them as big homies for the rest of my life,” said Lamar.