Kendrick Lamar announces new album due out in May

Aside from a small number of guest appearances and live sets, Kendrick Lamar has been quiet for the past few years – but it looks like the Pulitzer Prize-winning artist is returning with another album next month.

According to a cryptic new press release, Lamar will release “Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers” on May 13.

Responding to an earlier tweet from SK that read, “Kendrick Lamar is officially retired,” the rap titan replied with a link: oklama.com, which leads to a note that reads:

“The following statement was released today by oklama, through its company pgLang at 11:00 a.m. PT in Los Angeles, CA:

Album: ‘Mr. Morale and big steps
Release date: 05/13/2022

All factual information for this release will come directly from this source only.

Lamar’s last full-length project was 2017’s Grammy-winning “DAMN,” which was released just two days before his headlining set at Coachella, also led to his Pulitzer Prize and made him the winner of Varietythe inaugural Hitmakers event.

He followed a year later by arranging and contributing several songs to the “Black Panther” soundtrack, including his duet with SZA, “All the Stars”. In 2021, he featured on two songs from his cousin Baby Keem’s latest album – ‘Range Brothers’ and Grammy-winning ‘Family Ties’ – although those appearances just seemed to energize and make his fan base even bigger. impatient.

There were even several false alarms, such as a social media frenzy sparked last summer by his record label TDE, but it turned out to be a teaser for Isaiah Rashad’s album. Like many fans underline on social media, Lamar announced his long-awaited new album via a minimalist fax page similar to the one Michael Jordan posted in March 1995 to announce he was ending his retirement and returning to the NBA.

If “Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers turns out to be Lamar’s long-awaited fifth full-length album, sources say it’s his last via TDE.

Additional reporting by Jem Aswad.

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