With the immense out-of-nowhere success of Kendrick Lamar’s good kid, m.A.A.d. city, the world is wondering how rap’s new king would follow up the effort. Fear not, for Kendrick doesn’t slack off. In a new interview with Complex, the TDE artist revealed that he has around 30 to 40 songs recorded for his new album. And among them, there’ll be a few joints featuring production from Dr. Dre:

Expectations are high. After good kid, good simply won’t be good enough. Unlike GKMC, which Kendrick planned years in advance, there’s no cover art in mind for the follow-up. As for a title, Kendrick says he’s “flirting with ideas.” He’s been working primarily with TDE’s in-house producers, Tae Beast and Sounwave of Digi+Phonics, but has also gotten in the studio with Dr. Dre. He’s still just “getting his ideas down,” but so far Kendrick’s recorded 30 to 40 new songs for the album (he recorded 60 to 70 songs for GKMC). He says he’ll be ready for a fourth quarter release.

Hooray – we’re so ready!

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