Kendrick Lamar has released his new album, Mr. Morale and The Big Steppers. It arrives five years after 2017’s DAMN., and he’s been teasing aspects of the album over the past month, only this week revealing the album’s artwork. It’s out now via Top Dawg Entertainment, and features a number of notable collaborators, including Portishead’s Beth Gibbons, Ghostface Killah, Thundercat, Sampha, Baby Keem, and Summer Walker. It also features production from Pharrell Williams, Sounwave, Boi-1da, The Alchemist, Duval Timothy, and more.
Prior to the announcement of the album, Lamar said this would be his “final TDE album.” “I feel joy to have been a part of such a cultural imprint after 17 years,” he said of working with Top Dawg Entertainment.
Listen to Kendrick Lamar’s Mr. Morale and the Big Steppers in its entirety below.
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