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Kendrick Lamar Announces First Album in 5 Years

'DAMN' follow up 'Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers' is out next month
Kendrick Lamar
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After five years, Kendrick Lamar is finally back. The Pulitzer Prize-winning rapper announced on his website (which said it came “from the desk of oklama”) that Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers will be out on May 13.

“Appreciate Your Patience,” Lamar wrote at the bottom of the letter that was posted on his site that was also shared on his Instagram.

Last August, Lamar wrote on the same website that his album would be his final album with TDE.

Lamar’s previous release was DAMN. Following that release, Lamar curated the Black Panther soundtrack and featured on songs by Sir, Raphael Saadiq, 2 Chainz, Busta Rhymes and Grammy-winner Baby Keem.

Last November, he performed a number of deep cuts at Day N Vegas, which was his only show of 2021.