kendrick lamar complex

With his hugely/massively/enormously anticipated good kid, m.A.A.d city follow-up in the works, Complex taps Kendrick Lamar for the cover of their August/September 2014 issue. Cutting right to the chase, Associate Editor Insanul Ahmed examines arguably rap’s biggest talent as he deals with the pressure of producing another classic in his near-perfect catalog. You can read the full cover story here, and look for the issue on newsstands soon.

Today Kendrick trusts that his creative process will lead him where he needs to go. “If I keep focusing on, ‘I need to make something better than good kid,’ it’s going to be just that,” says Kendrick. “That’s not challenging yourself. I don’t want to become that person reflecting on what has been done. What I’m doing now is the question. I’m only as good as my last word, my last hook, my last bridge.”

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