Producer Sounwave ,who’s involved in countless production for TDE’s records,also nominated for five categories in this year’s Grammy Awards sat down for an interview with L.A. Times,he was also joined by Top Dawg’s General Manager Roberto “Ret One” Reyes. They talked about Grammy nominations,recording process,most notably they teased new music from TDE artists this year.
Sounwave mentioned that he and various TDE members have been recording for much of the past month in a rented house near Venice Beach; he declined to elaborate except to say that he’s been leaving the windows of the place open “to have the sound of waves and seagulls in the background of the most intense verse you ever heard.” (No less cryptically, Ret One said, “We’ve got some stuff coming up that’s not what people expect.”)
Anticipation is high for Lamar’s proper follow-up to “Damn,” but Sounwave insists they’re determined not to rush.
“People say, ‘Oh, you need to meet this deadline to get these accolades or nominations,’” he said. “We don’t care. If it don’t feel right, it don’t feel right.”