Kendrick Lamar took the stage in California this past weekend for the annual PowerHouse concert, during which time he finally revealed the release date for his Aftermath/Interscope debut good kid, m.A.A.d city. K. Dot told fans that the LP is set to drop on October 2.
The album’s first single is “The Recipe” with a feature from Dr. Dre. The video is scheduled to roll out shortly and MTV news recently caught up with Kendrick, who explained his vision behind the clip. “I felt like there hasn’t been that ’California Love’-type feel since the ’90s, and I really wanted to display that and represent where I’m from,” he detailed. “So I had a whole bunch of beautiful women, good weather — it was like 85 degrees and breezy — and we had [ScHoolboy] Q up in there stealing some of Snoop’s weed, him and Ab-Soul, and we had fun.”
“We’re here to spread this music all across the world,” he added. “It started in my backyard, in Compton, and now I’m fittin’ to take it to the next level and take it worldwide because I feel like the world needs to hear this. I’ve been ready for a long time.”
Back in March it was confirmed that Kendrick Lamar had signed to Interscope Records via Aftermath/TDE, while the rest of Black Hippy (Ab-Soul, Jay Rock and Schoolboy Q) will be distributed via Top Dawg Entertainment and Interscope.