Just last week, Kendrick Lamar upped the ante for his forthcoming debut album good kid, m.A.A.d. city (out Oct. 22) by sharing the cover art. As you can gather, the image is rather personal to Kendrick, so he took the opportunity to break down the artwork in this recent interview with FUSE. The Black Hippy pointed out the visual elements (like the censoring of the peoples’ eyes, but not of his own), which he explained represented his youthful innocence.
In the interview, K. Dot also discussed the advice he’s received from Dr. Dre, who contributes to the mixing of good kid, m.A.A.d. city, revealed that sample clearances caused the recent delay of his LP, and explained the concept behind his “Swimming Pools (Drank)” single. Soak in the knowledge below.