His homeboy ScHoolboy Q tweeted some pictures from the sunshine-drenched, lady-laden set about a week ago, now Black Hippy frontman Kendrick Lamar sits down with XXL to discuss the video for his Dr. Dre collaboration “The Recipe.”

“Me and Dre just wanted to have fun,” he explains. “It’s some beautiful women, some beautiful visuals of the city, the skyline … you know, just havin’ fun and bringing the whole feel of L.A. love back to where it rightfully deserves to be.”

K-Dot says that the video is currently in the post-production process, but that the song itself continues to exceed expectations on radio. Despite the crossover success, though, he says he doesn’t consider “The Recipe” a traditional crossover record. Instead, he says, it’s an example of him finding that “that fine line” between making big records and still creating the music he wants to make.

“The Recipe” is the first single from Kendrick’s full-length debut. He says we could have the second single as soon as “the next month or so.”

Peep the whole interview below.

[Photo: Kasey Stokes]