Kendrick Lamar announced that he’s working on his final album with TDE on Friday.
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With this being the first time we’ve heard from Kendrick Lamar in months, fans are dissecting every little bit of his message. Of course, it’s an extremely bittersweet moment to hear that Kendrick will be parting ways from the label, but it also leaves room for Top Dawg to help grow the careers of many other rising artists, as well as rappers that are already signed to the team.
The writing has been on the wall for over a year. Ever since Kendrick established pgLang with Dave Free, Baby Keem, and others, it became clear that the rapper might be transitioning over to his own imprint. Perhaps, pgLang will be better detailed in the coming months, after we receive the final TDE offering from Kendrick.
Kendrick Lamar finna drop the most iconic piece of art of the 21 century pic.twitter.com/7uhkVVcGsR
— Yo (@unEdit3d) August 20, 2021
Kendrick Lamar returning to the rap game while Drake and Kanye are competing for the AOTY spot: pic.twitter.com/x8QDAU813U
— THE GOAT (@RosesByKanye) August 20, 2021
“We’re about to get new Kendrick, new Kanye and Drake, new Drake AND Kanye. It’s UN-believable.” pic.twitter.com/FasNsln0ty
— Vivan (@DaVivster7) August 21, 2021
Kendrick, Kanye, and Drake albums?? pic.twitter.com/DysjXaetDl
— 🌹Bryer Rose⁷🌹 (@brizzfizz) August 21, 2021
Kendrick, Kanye and drake waiting for each other to drop their album first. pic.twitter.com/gRXsYtRVA1
— J A K E (@Jakeewest0n) August 20, 2021
Lil Wayne is dropping an album this year too.. why no one talking about him (one of the goats) This post disrespectful :")
— 𝗝𝗮𝘅 𝗦𝗹𝗮𝘆𝗵𝗲𝗿 (𝗡𝗼𝘁 𝗥𝗲𝗮𝗹) (@BBCKingJax) August 20, 2021
On 2015’s “Hood Politics,” Kendrick Lamar rapped, “It’s funny how one verse could fuck up the game,” and now, six years later, he has caused another stir.