With Pusha T‘s Fear Of God: Let Us Pray scheduled for release September 27, the Virginia boy is already getting prepared to work on a new mixtape to follow up the EP. The project tentatively titled Long Live The ‘Caine is a play on Big Daddy Kane‘s Long Live The Kane album.
So now the EP is done, what are you working on next?
I’m about to start working on my own mixtape, Long Live The ‘Caine, as in cocaine.
Like the Big Daddy Kane album?
Yes, the play on Big Daddy Kane’s Long Live The Kane.
There are lots of Big Daddy Kane titles that could be flipped: Wrath of Kane…
[Shouts to manager] Yo, what if I call the album the Wrath of ‘Caine? It would be sort of hard. That was, like, my favorite Big Daddy Kane record.
Game suggested DX call on his fellow Compton native K. Dot. The young emcee goes in-depth about his highly successful, critically praised digital debut, and says his work with Dre will soon be heard.
“Believe it or not, Section.80 is just a warm up.”
When Kendrick Lamar speaks of his critically acclaimed project in this manner, you get a sense of sincerity in his voice. The Compton, California representative has received rave reviews from various publications, including ours. He’s also garnered support from other emcees, veterans and newcomers alike. Hip Hop legends like Snoop Dogg, Kurupt and Dr. Dre have all cosigned Lamar’s talent. So, what’s next?
Before moving forward, K. Dot understands it’s always crucial to look back and to look within. During this exclusive interview with HipHopDX at the request of guest editor Game, Kendrick spoke as to why he wants to let Section.80 settle for some time before unveiling the newer projects he has in the stash. He also spoke on how various life experiences have informed his writing and about what it’s like to run with the West Coast’s baton.