The long wait in anticipation of Kendrick Lamar’s new album will be completed on May 13th. The album was announced on Monday (April 18th). The elusive Compton rapper resurfaced on social media to unveil his fifth album in studio, Mr. Morale and The Big Steppers, dropping on May 13th.
In response to a tweet from February 14th in which the Pulitzer Prize-winning Artist has been declared “officially retired,” Kendrick tweeted an address to his site, oklama.com, which includes an announcement about the eagerly-awaited project.
“The following statement was released today by Oklama, through his company [sic] pgLang at 11:00 am PT in Los Angeles, CA,” the press release states. “Album: “Mr. Morale and The Big Steppers. Date of release: 5/13/2022.”
It says, “All factual information for this release will come directly from this source only.”
Kendrick Lamar Excited for New Album
On the oklama.com website, Kendrick Lamar initially increased the excitement about his forthcoming album in August. But the announcement was bittersweet when Kendrick revealed the album would be his final album on Top Dawg Entertainment, the label he’s been with since the beginning of his legendary career.
“I spend most of my days with fleeting thoughts,” he wrote. “Writing. Listening. and taking pictures of older Beach cruisers. Morning rides keep me in a mountain of silence. I have gone months without calling. The loss of love, the joy of losing it, and grief have shaken my normal routine. However, the rays of God are evident through my music and my family. As the world changes, I think about what is most important to me. My life, and where my words will be placed in the future.”
He went on to say, “As I produce my final TDE album, I am filled with happiness to be part of such a prestigious cultural influence over the last 17 years. The Struggles. The Achievement. Most importantly, the Brotherhood. Let be the Most High continue to use Top Dawg as a vessel for the candid creators. In the meantime, I’m pursuing my dream of a lifetime. There’s beauty in the completion. Also, never lose trust in the unknown. I appreciate you keeping me on your mind. I’ve prayed for all of you. I’ll see you soon enough.”
Results of Past Kendrick Albums
Mr. Morale, and The Big Steppers will serve as the follow-up to Kendrick’s massive 2017 album DAMN. The album debuted at the No. 1 . on the Billboard 200 with over 600,000 first-week sales. In addition, the album set Hip Hop history by winning the highly coveted Pulitzer Prize for Music and winning Best Rap Album at the 2018 Grammy Awards. Kendrick Lamar’s new album has potential to do MASSIVE numbers.