With good kid, m.A.A.d city pushing nearly a quarter million sales in it's first week and is receiving such high praise (except from Shyne of course), we wondered how high the bar has been set for the rest of the TDE camp. So in part two of the DopeHouse and TheWellVersed's sit down with Q in Vegas, we ask the bucket hat rapper what it means for the next in line, and how much pressure it puts on them to top Kendrick's major label debut.
Every time we drop an album it raises the bar for the rest of us. Kendrick left me no choice but to make a classic record. I’m not about to put an album that’s just okay. Top Dawg is not going to let me do it. It’s impossible for me not to drop — I don’t want to say classic — but a hell of an album that I’ll let you all say if its classic. Kendrick raised the bar that high.
Q also speaks on how he, Soul, Kendrick and Jay Rock had their takeover in mind since the beginning..
Me, Soul, Jay Rock and Kendrick used to sit in the studio talking about what would happen when we got there. We were speaking it into existence. We knew this shit was going to happen. You’ve got to have that confidence. I say it all the time that rappers are too nice. They don’t have the cockiness in them. Everyone takes the cockiness as being big headed but you gotta know you’re the shit to be the shit.
And to close out part two of our 2Dope convo, he speaks on touring without his daughter and how he feels he deserves the success he's been getting. Look out for the third and final segment (which is gonna get a lot of folks talking) dropping tomorrow!