When Kendrick Lamar dropped I, the first single from his upcoming album recently, we got all excited and wished the album was here already. The track, which is inspired by Isley Brothers’ Who’s That Lady?, is just a taste of things to come.
While Kendrick has kept the details of his second album pretty much to himself, the producer of I has given a little bit of an insight into Kendrick’s hotly anticipated sophomore offering. Rahki, the same guy who produced Black Boy Fly off Kendrick’s good kid m.A.A.d City album, says K. Dot’s follow up album is “incredible”.
“We started really building. We got in. We talked about life. I was just with him like every day all summer. He told me the idea of what he was looking for for the album, and so we just started building ideas that way. So everything we did for I was built solely based off of us conversing. I didn’t have those records or that beat done beforehand”, he told MTV.
He added, “What Kendrick is doing, and what he’s about to do – he’s an artist, he has a vision in mind. There’s nothing like that record on radio right now. He’s a genius. What he’s doing is really gonna change up a lot. The album is incredible.”
Okay, now, get that album to us real fast, Kendrick. Our hands are already itchy!
Written by: Moza Moyo