Kendrick Lamar covers Complex

I’ve been wondering where Kendrick Lamar has been in the first half of 2014, but not without a worry either because he’s been letting his TDE co-stars shine with buzzworthy debut albums from Schoolboy Q & Ab-Soul. And after he headlined and closed Pitchfork yesterday, it’s not like he’s not busy. But the one thing we all hope he’s busy on is his 2nd album, which he briefly mentions in the cover story in the next Complex Mag.

K. Dot says he’ll “be ready for a fourth quarter release” and this gripping note:

I got a greater purpose. God put something in my heart to get across and that’s what I’m going to focus on, using my voice as an instrument and doing what needs to be done.

One more note to close the Macklemore and Grammys headline grabber from earlier in the year: “He (Macklemore) probably didn’t need to Instagram the text. But what’s done is done.”

Love that cover too with the Nas “It Was Written” second album parallel and the typewriter and crumbled up papers; how indicative is that of Kendrick’s current process for the 2nd album?? Read the full interactive cover story here.