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Kendrick Lamar has introduced his latest LP through his web site oklama.com. The album is titled Mr. Morale & The Massive Steppers and drops on Could 13. The album, the follow-up to 2017’s Pulitzer award-winning Rattling. might be his first LP in 5 years.
Lamar responded to a Tweet made earlier as we speak facetiously stating that he was “retired, with the Oklama URL. The web site, created in August of final 12 months, is sparse, to say the least, however the rapper did use it to tease his upcoming LP just lately, referring to it as his “closing TDE (High Dawg Leisure) album.”
Lamar first teased the album on the Oklama web site in August of 2021, stating:
“As I produce my closing TDE album, I really feel pleasure to have been part of such a cultural imprint after 17 years. The Struggles. The Success. And most significantly, the Brotherhood. Could the Most Excessive proceed to make use of High Dawg as a vessel for candid creators. As I proceed to pursue my life’s calling.”
Lamar signed the assertion “Oklama,” which, along with being the title of his web site, seems to be a brand new pseudonym for the rapper himself.
Mr. Morale & The Massive Steppers has huge footwear to sep into. Rattling., Lamar’s 2017 effort, took high honors in almost each hip hop awards class that 12 months and gained a number of greatest album titles as effectively, together with Billboard, Rolling Stone, and Pitchfork’s primary rating for the 12 months. Rattling. additionally took BET’s album of the 12 months and gained the Finest Rap Album on the Grammys.
Lamar hasn’t precisely lain fallow within the intervening years, both. Lamar helmed the soundtrack for 2018’s Black Panther, headlined Coachella, featured on a number of recordings by different artists, together with Busta Rhymes, Raphael Saadiq, Child Keem, and a pair of Chainz. And, in fact, he was considered one of quite a few hip hop legends that carried out at this 12 months’s Tremendous Bowl.