Kendrick Lamar announces release date for anticipated new album

This will be the artist’s first album in five years

Hip-hop fans may have had cause to panic when Kendrick Lamar shared a tweet from a fan that read ‘Kendrick Lamar is officially retired’. However, the link he attached led fans to the announcement they had been waiting for.

A press release was published on his website revealing that Lamar’s fifth album would be released on May 13. The album is to be entitled Mr Morale & The Big Steppers and will be his first in five years. The announcement was accompanied by the words: ‘Appreciate your patience’.

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The rapper announced back in August 2021 that he was working on a new album, stating that it would be his last project with Top Dawg Entertainment, the label which he has long been signed to. Lamar’s last album, 2017’s Damn, became the first non-jazz or classical work to win the Pulitzer Prize for music.