Kendrick Lamar Wanted Nas On "good kid, m.A.A.d city"

posted Monday March 25 ,2013 at 09:15AM CDT | 136 comments

Kendrick Lamar Wanted Nas On

TDE's Kendrick Lamar also calls Nas a "genius" and says he hopes they work together "in due time."

Compton, California's Kendrick Lamar says he planned to have Nas join him on good kid, m.A.A.d city. While their collaboration never came to fruition, the Top Dawg Entertainment/Aftermath emcee says he would have wanted Nas on "Sing About Me, I'm Dying of Thirst." 

"I never really got a chance to reach out to him," K. Dot told Vibe. "I was so wrapped up in getting the music done, samples cleared and mastered - there was so much going on."

"I just wanted to play him the record. Whatever inspiration he drew from it, I’d just have him there and he would go," Kendrick continued. "He’s a genius. The record is self-explanatory but he may hear something a little different that might take it to the next level.

Lamar went on to say that he still hopes to link up with the Queens, New York emcee.

"[It was] the only thing that I had a vision for but in due time, God willing, for sure," he added. 

When good kid, m.A.A.d city was released, some compared it to Nas' major label debut, Illmatic. Kendrick Lamar chose to avoid immediate comparisons, saying his debut was not a "classic, yet." Lamar went on to note that it's "crazy" and "scary" to have his album mentioned along with IllmaticNas also shared positive comments about K. Dot's good kid, labeling it one of his favorite albums of last year. He also said the album gives him "hope." good kid, m.A.A.d. city went on to win HipHopDX's Album of the Year.

RELATED: Kendrick Lamar Discusses Comparisons Between "good kid, m.A.A.d. city" & Nas' "Illmatic"

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  • k flop
    All kenny has to do is do what jimmy says and he'll make lots of money. Plain and simple.
  • Anonymous
    kendrick wanted nas so he can kill nas on his own shit like jay z. Both nas and jay z fell off. All kendrick needs to do is kill eminem on his shit which he will and he will be crowned the king of rap. Good Kid mad city>>> all of NAS albums except for illmatic but it will come close to it.
    • Shark
      You must be having kendrick's kid.
  • Anonymous
    That nigga DAD has to be a troll with the bullshit he says.
    • DAD
      I speak the truth
    • ^
      You speak bullshit.
  • Anonymous
    Be paid weekly and earn like a boss! Love my job, since I've been bringing in $87h I sit at home, music playing while I work in front of my new iMac that I got now that I'm making it online. All I do are easy tasks from this one cool site, Epic2.com___
  • DAD
    I guess it's a classic if you compare it to Soulja Boy's album
  • DAD
    Proof that all you need is the name Dr. Dre to do a lil promo and you get 500K middle and high school kids to buy an album
  • DAD
    I bet all highschool kids bought this cd after they saw the promo on Teen mom 2
    • Anonymous
      Kill yourself.
    • Shark
      ^Anon fag is mad. haha
  • DAD
    Nas didn't want to be on that garbage album
  • DAD
    Classic? Am I the only person on earth that thinks this cd is garbage?.....or did I not get sucked into the hype from dr dre before the cd came out......I listened to it once then threw it out my car window....for all you niggers, a car is something people drive and you ask "would you like fries with that?" after they pull up to your window
    • MOM
      Honey, don't talk shit about Kendrick Lamar. Poetic Justice is my shit right now and you're throwing that man's CD out the window? Nigga, you sleepin on the couch tonight. No pussy for you.
    • DAD
      I threw it in front of the McDonald's that you work at
    • DAD
      Niggers will buy anything they hear on the radio
    • MOM
      Alright, honey. Stop throwing a tantrum on the computer. I know you're upset that I didn't buy your 40 oz, but I want you to watch your weight, especially after all that McDonald's you keep eating. I can't keep giving you discounts everyday. As a GM, I got a lot of shit to take care of, and you're just a good-for-nothing lazy slob. Start exercising and find yourself a job, nigga.
    • DAD
      You took it too far....now you sound stupid
    • DAD
      Another dumb nigger trying to be funny
    • MOM
      No, I didn't take it too far, and this is no joke. You're just mad that I'm right and you're ashamed of your fat ass self. Now, promise me, you'll start exercising tomorrow and hitting the classified ads, please honey?
    • DAD
      Dumb nigger ^^^^
    • MOM
      I see you're getting more and more quieter with each post. And I'm a lady, not a nigger. You're sleeping on the couch for the rest of the week for that, honey.
    • DAD
      Woman can be niggers...the most obnoxious type
    • MOM
      Now you're showing you're true colors, honey. You're getting closer and closer to a break-up, and I won't be around supporting your ass anymore. And you're more obnoxious than anyone else right now.
    • DAD
      You need to hop off my dick....following me on Justin Timberlake post about this post....Did you take an extra 5 on your 15 minute break from McDonalds?
    • BOY
      What about me?
  • Anonymous
    Don't compare Good Kid to Illmatic. Just don't.
    • THIS
      Co-Fucking-Signed to the MAX. GKMC isn't even as influential as Illmatic was.
    • Anonymous
      of course gkmc isn't as influential as illmatic it only came out five months ago.. illmatic came out nineteen years ago.. give it time
    • Shark
      100% Co-sign
  • WU TanG x Young Mullahhh
    KENDRICK SHOULD GET GHOSTFACE, RAE AND NAS ON A TRACKKKK WORD UP with waynee n birdman
  • subz
    having Nas on that tune, would have been excellent.
  • GBtha G
    Yo dis kidd aint no Gangsta at all he thinks he like Nas but no he jus a pussy ass.Thats why Tha Good Doc neva bothered 2 produce his fuckin album coz they didnt click.That was a setback.
    • Anonymous
      Wow, you're stupid.