Kendrick Lamar is coming off the recent release of his debut album "good kid m.A.A.d city" and the Compton native couldn't be more excited about its reception. He's continued hitting the stage for his fans as well and refuses to let Shyne's recent negative comments about his album affect him. In an interview, Lamar briefly spoke on what Shyne had to say but didn't seem too fazed by the matter.
"It's really no response [to him]. I'm not a sensitive guy, so that's his opinion. Can't stop what the world thinks, so yeah, that's him."
Kendrick also discussed his first week album sales predictions, which have been in the 200K range. Though the feat would be a great accomplishment, Lamar remains humble.
"It feels great, lets me know that people still wanna' hear good music, real music. Music that has a connection, rather than just one artist, or one record on the radio. The attention and great reception it's been getting... it's overwhelming. People are labeling this a classic even without the years behind it, so it's a great feeling."
Even though he's grateful for the early positive reaction to the album, Lamar says his intentions were really to create a classic album that would have people talking.
"It's classic worthy, you know? But it has to stand with the time and have the years behind it. Right now it's classic worthy and people [will] look back and say, 'Kendrick's first album really, really, really outdid everything else and became a classic.' I went into it with intentions of making it a classic, so I'm glad everybody's saying that now."