Famed Rapper Kendrick Lamar has a new album in the works and his plan this time around is to focus on his faith, a new strategy for the artist that used his last two albums, “good kid, m.A.A.d City” and “To Pimp a Butterfly” to look at injustice and gang violence in Compton, Calif.
According to an interview with The New York Times Style magazine released earlier this month, Lamar wants to have a new conversation to mirror where he currently is in his life. Saying, “I’m in a new space now where I’m not addressing the same problem anymore. We’re in a time where we exclude one major component out of this whole thing called life: God.”
“Nobody speaks on it because it’s almost in conflict with what’s going on in the world when you talk about politics and government and ‘the system.'”
The 2012 Grammy nominated album “good kid, m.A.A.d. city” referenced Lamar’s Christian beliefs by opening up with a prayer to God:
Lord God, I come to you a sinner, and I humbly repent for my sins. I believe that Jesus is Lord. I believe that you raised him from the dead. I will ask that Jesus will come to my life and be my Lord and savior. I receive Jesus to take control of my life, and that I may live for him from this day forth. Thank you lord Jesus for saving me with your precious blood. In Jesus name, amen.
Lamar’s new album has no release date.
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