Kendrick Lamar questions why his song “i” was labeled pop and says the record was created for those who feel they have “nothing to live for.”

TDE rapper Kendrick Lamar has offered a handful of details about his upcoming studio album, and during an interview with New York’s Ebro Darden and Peter Rosenberg, the Compton, California lyricist addressed the production featured on his latest project.

According to K-Dot, his new album could be “even more raw” than good kid, m.A.A.d city, sound-wise. He also revealed that he plans on keeping his producers for the album primarily in-house, but has worked with Dr. Dre.

“If anything, aside from good kid, it’ll probably feel even more raw,” Kendrick Lamar said. “Because it’s a little more dirty with the live, dirty drums on it. It’s not something that’s contemporary with the MPC and you pressing different patterns and things like that, but we’ll see how it comes out…Everything’s really in-house. Of course Dre, but I really stick with four producers that I’ve been working with since day one. I don’t really go outside the box of that soundwave.”

Kendrick has also worked with Pharrell Williams on the album and recalled a studio session he took part in with the producer.

“It was a session with me and P,” he said. “And at the end of the session I like to really sit back and absorb all the energy. I usually don’t play records. I keep everything in-house. But the majority of my folks in there. P was in there. So, I decide to play one or two…It’s really been a process about me grabbing from these different types of inspirations that I been growing up off and putting it into my own batch of Hip Hop.”

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