Stream Kendrick Lamar’s New 2-Disc Album ‘Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers’

After years of growing anticipation, the Compton rapper has returned with Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers—his first full-length project since 2017’s Damn. Kendrick confirmed its official release in mid-April under his Oklama moniker. The drop date was shared on letterhead for pgLang, the “at service company” he co-founded with longtime friend and business partner Dave Free.

“The following statement was released today by Oklama through his company pgLang at 11 a.m. PT in Los Angeles CA,” the memo began. “Album: ‘Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers.’ Release date: 5/13/2022. All factual information for this release will come directly from this source only.”

The Pulitzer Prize-winning artist had kept relatively quiet since then, until Sunday, when he surprised fans by unleashing his new song and video for the Beach Noise-produced joint “The Heart Part 5.” The visual, co-directed by Kendrick and Dave Free, shows K-Dot transforming into famous—and infamous—men, including Kanye West, Nipsey Hussle, O.J. Simpson, and Will Smith. 

Have you streamed this new body of work yet?


Via Complex Music