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Carson Daly caught up with Compton rapper Kendrick Lamar at SXSW for an informative little chat. One topic the TDE rapper, and newly signed Aftermath/Interscope Record artist, spoke on was the pressure of having to deliver a dope debut album (Section.80 not withstanding).

“This is something I always prepped for,” Kendrick told Carson. “When you have a vision to come out and have the world know your music, you have to see that first, before you get in the studio and do anything. Since the day I stepped in the studio, I always envisioned this first album and what it would be like and what I wanted to feel subconsciously. So it’s really no pressure for me, it’s just me going in and doing what I love and executing. All these years of preparation and dedicating to my craft, I feel like it’s time now where I know I’m going to execute, I know I’ll give the people what they need and what they expect from me. And what I expect from myself, at the end of the day.”

True. Watch the full video, courtesy of Yardie, which includes Kendrick remembering going to a Dr. Dre and Tupac video shoot, below.

 

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