Kendrick Lamar gave out the release date and title of his forthcoming album. The Pulitzer Prize and Grammy-winning rapper responded this Monday following a suggestion by a fan that Lamar had quit music.
Kendrick Lamar was responding to a @raptalksk tweet in February where he had considered the Damn rapper to have retired. He forwarded the link to the site announcing his first solo after 5 years.
Kendrick Lamar’s 5th studio release Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers is all set for a May 13 release. He appreciated the patience shown by his fans, along with the tweeted announcement.
The loyal fans of the rapper are excited about the news which comes after a long drought. @raptalksk has been officially credited with coaxing Kendrick Lamar back onstage. He has now baited another target and tweeted that Frank Ocean had retired officially.
The hip-hop enthusiast wrote, asking followers to support him if they wished their favorite artist to come out of retirement.
Kendrick Lamar’s Last Album Collected 5 Grammys 5 Years Back
Kendrick Lamar has been out of circulation for 5 years since Damn his solo effort. It went on to collect five Grammys, including rap albums and rap songs. The acclaimed singer also had the album nominated for the best album while his other hit, Humble, was nominated for best record.
Lamar teamed up with various other artists including SZA in 2018 for the Black Panther soundtrack. It also garnered the best album Grammy nomination.
In recent years, he teamed up with Baby Keem, his cousin, on the hit, Family Ties that earlier this month won a rap performance Grammy.
But these sporadic forays aside, the Pulitzer winner has remained relatively silent recently, except for his appearance at the halftime Super Bowl show in 2022 that was headlined by Kendrick Lamar, Eminem, Snoop Dog, Dr. Dre, and Mary Jane Blige.
The hitmaker of DNA confirmed in August last that his upcoming album would be the last for Top Dawg Entertainment, his longtime label.