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Kendrick Lamar’s fifth album will arrive next month

By | Published on Tuesday 19 April 2022

Kendrick Lamar - Damn

Kendrick Lamar has announced that he will release his first album for five years next month. Titled ‘Mr Morale And The Big Steppers’, the album will be his last for Top Dawg Entertainment and is set to be co-released with his own label, PGLang.

Lamar yesterday published a short statement on PGLang letterhead announcing the album title, and its 13 May release date, on his website. The statement also notes that “all factual information for this release will come directly from this source only”.

In a blog post on the same website last year, Lamar announced that he had been working on the album, writing: “I spend most of my days with fleeting thoughts. Writing. Listening. And collecting old Beach cruisers. The morning rides keep me on a hill of silence. I go months without a phone. Love, loss, and grief have disturbed my comfort zone, but the glimmers of God speak through my music and family. While the world around me evolves, I reflect on what matters the most. The life in which my words will land next”.

“As I produce my final TDE album, I feel joy to have been a part of such a cultural imprint after seventeen years”, he continued. “The Struggles. The Success. And most importantly, the Brotherhood. May the Most High continue to use Top Dawg as a vessel for candid creators. As I continue to pursue my life’s calling. There’s beauty in completion. And always faith in the unknown”.

Lamar’s last album, ‘Damn’, was released in 2017.