Kendrick Lamar reveals the concept behind his new album
- Bang Showbiz
- 2 March 2017
Chart-topping rapper Kendrick Lamar has revealed his next album will focus on the idea of acceptance
Kendrick Lamar's next album will focus on the idea of acceptance.
The chart-topping rap star is currently working hard on a new record following the success of 2015's 'To Pimp a Butterfly' and Kendrick has revealed the album will centre on the idea of learning to accept situations he may not necessarily like, such as when a father has to watch his daughter date a boy for the first time.
Using the concept of parenthood to explain his thinking, Kendrick said: "One day, I may have a little girl ... She's gonna grow up. She's gonna be a child I adore, I'm gonna always love her, but she's gonna reach that one point where she's gonna start experiencing things. And she's gonna say things or do things that you may not condone, but it's the reality of it and you know she was always gonna get to that place. And it's disturbing.
"But you have to accept it. You have to accept it and you have to have your own solutions to figure out how to handle the action and take action for it."
Kendrick explained that he hopes to articulate those concerns on his new album, and revealed he is making the record as urgently as possible.
He told the New York Times newspaper: "When I say 'the little girl,' it's the analogy of accepting the moment when she grows up. We love women, we enjoy their company.
"At one point in time I may have a little girl who grows up and tells me about her engagements with a male figure - things that most men don't want to hear. Learning to accept it, and not run away from it, that's how I want this album to feel."