Kendrick Lamar recently sat down with GQ Magazine and chopped it for a Q&A session, in their The Stream culture section.

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The Compton MC revealed that the album is based on one day in his life, and spoke about wisdom from Dr. Dre (“He told me all the mistakes I shouldn’t make in this business”).  K-Dot also said he plans to direct some sort of visual, but was cryptic as to whether it’ll be a short film or a music video or none of the above. Read the interview highlights below.

On adapting to fame: “The worst part of success is, to me, adapting to it. It’s scary[…]The last six months, I’ve been going crazy, thinking, ‘Is it supposed to be like this?’ Because when the cameras are on and the people are watching, that can make a person want to shut down from everything and everybody.”

On where he stacks up with rap’s legends: I’m on their toes, for sure. I remember when I was a young buck listening to them, I was thirteen or fourteen going back to the albums and how crazy they were. They just have a little more experience than me. I wouldn’t get in the studio with them and be nervous, I’ll put it to you that way. I wouldn’t be nervous.

For the full interview and more from GQ you can click here.