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Kendrick Lamar's Next Album May Focus on a Higher Power

By: Kyle McCann

March 3, 2017

Music at its core creates a powerful and sometimes spiritual connection, and it's that connection that 7-time Grammy Award winner Kendrick Lamar may be exploring through music in 2017.

The Compton native has never shied away from his faith, as fans know from his Good Kid, m.A.A.d City album and tracks like "i" and "She Needs Me," but Lamar seems to have indicated that his next record may be centered around a much larger connection with God. Here's what he recently said in an interview with T Magazine about his creative process:

‘To Pimp a Butterfly’ was addressing the problem. I’m in a space now where I’m not addressing the 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.”

It appears that Lamar may be working on music that discusses his relationship with God and the benefits of giving faith a more important role in modern society. In the past, much of the rapper's music has detailed his upbringing in drug-infested and gang-riddled South Central Los Angeles. Lamar often cites 90s gangster rap as his biggest influences: Tupac, Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre and so on, who focused much of their work on similiar themes. But in the T Magazine piece, Lamar sounds like a guy who's identified a problem in society and is now ready to talk about a solution.   

Watch more from T Magazine's interview with Kendrick Lamar in the post below: