Getting a straight answer about a Black Hippy album seems like a miracle these days, but when MTV News asked Kendrick Lamar about the dream project, we got way more than we expected.
“Yeah, Black Hippy, we’re moving around man. They’ll be getting something soon. They might get a few early freestyles or something, ’cause I know fans are heated for us,” K-Dot told MTV News correspondent Josh Horowitz on Thursday night when he walked the red carpet at “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” in New York City.
Lamar linked up in the studio with Pharrell Williams, Alicia Keys and Hans Zimmer for “It’s On Again,” the lead single from Spidey’s new soundtrack, but now the good kid tells us that he is in the studio at work on his second major label album.
In a February Billboard story, TDE CEO Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith said he expected Lamar to drop his new LP in September, while label co-president Dave Free said that he believed Kendrick, Jay Rock, Schoolboy Q and Ab-Soul’s collaborative Black Hippy project would come before the year’s end. Kendrick, however, gave us no time table.
“No tentative date, I’m in the studio now with ideas and things like that and just seeing where it takes me. I look at each project as a journey,” he said of his good kid, m.A.A.d city follow-up. “I couldn’t give a stable idea of what I’m doing, but it will definitely be a deal.”