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Kendrick Lamar Returning With Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers

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Fans have waited for five long years, but hip hop artist, Kendrick Lamar, is close to having a new album release in the coming weeks.

 

On Monday afternoon, he updated his website oklama.com with a statement that has the internet abuzz because of the content that was posted.

The rapper has been rare in appearance outside of music and also been very minimal in appearances on songs in recent years such as Baby Keem and Busta Rhymes singles. He has illustrated that “love, loss, and grief” have impacted his musical process.

We now have just a little bit more information about his fifth solo studio. Many thought Lamar was retired after he made a cryptic message in a letter he posted back in August of 2021.

LETTER CONCERNING LOVE, LOSS, AND GRIEF

In Kendrick’s August letter, he revealed what he’s been up to over the last few years. “I spend most of my days with fleeting thoughts,” he wrote. “Writing. Listening. And collecting old Beach cruisers. The morning rides keep me on a hill of silence. I go months without a phone.”

Kendrick revealed the emotional roller coaster he has been going through over recent times stating,   “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.”

LAST ALBUM WITH TDE ANNOUNCEMENT

That letter caused some fans to believe he was now retired from the music industry, but he would show signs of still being an active artist when he performed at the Superbowl half time show this year. He took to his Twitter account on Monday afternoon, to the surprise of many since he hasn’t used the account since December 2021, and quote-tweeted a February 2022 message from a music fan account that said, “Kendrick Lamar is officially retired.” Dot used this opportunity to make the announcement of his return and dropped a link to his website, revealing an “I’m back”

“As I produce my final TDE album, I feel joy to have been a part of such a cultural imprint after 17 years,” Kendrick said. “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.” What is also telling is Lamar releasing Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers through pgLang despite it being the final TDE album, “all factual information for this release will come directly from this source only” as reported by Complex.

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