What We Know About Kendrick Lamar’s New Album — Is He Going Rock? Music Video Shoot, Snippets, and More.

It’s been four years since Kendrick Lamar last released a solo album. While he’s kept himself busy over the years since, fans are still eagerly anticipating his next body of work.

Consistently impressing with album after album, Kendrick Lamar has remained an artist to watch. Now, as he’s readying his fifth solo release, here's everything we know about the upcoming album so far. Including photos of a recent video shoot, snippets, album info, and more.

(6/1/21): The Game says Kendrick Lamar will be releasing his new album “real soon”



(4/14/21): Kendrick Lamar's engineer, MixedByAli, provides an update on the album:

“I would say every album that he has dropped since [2012’s] ‘Good Kid, M.A.A.D City’ has come with a different feeling, so just look forward to Kendrick obviously expressing himself in the most creative way – the most highest of the creative way,” MixedByAli said. When asked if the album will drop this year, he replied: “It might, it might: you never know.”

(2/23/21):  Baby Keem shares a video clip of him in the studio with who appears to be Kendrick Lamar. It appears to be new solo music from Keem, but Kendrick can be heard in the background. Check out a snippet of what they're working on:




(11/16): Kendrick’s longtime engineer reveals that Kendrick has about six-albums worth of unreleased material:

“For Kendrick alone, let me say I think we could put together like six albums,” he revaled. “Everyone’s the same way. It’s all about just understanding that you could always do something better. It’s having that mindset to just strive for the best possible version of you.

Ali continued, “That’s Kendrick’s whole mind state, always striving to do better. Whether it’s recording a new verse — you know, he would record a whole song and get one ad-lib back a month later because he don’t like how he breathed the ad-lib, you know?”

(11/11): Kendrick Lamar featured in new Apple campaign:




(10/6): Kendrick Lamar shuts down rumors that he left TDE:


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Kendrick Lamar has been seen filming a music video in Los Angeles, California. 



Snippet of a new song:

Top Dawg Entertainment’s head of management, Moosa Tiffith, gave Kendrick Lamar fans a sign of hope as he shared a snippet of new music from the rapper. Moosa Tiffith, son of TDE’s CEO, Anthony Doo Dawg Tiffith, played the snippet during a session on Instagram live.

The snippet shared is short but was enough to leave fans in a frenzy. It is clear that Kendrick Lamar is approaching a more rock oriented sound this time around. This also ties in together the cryptic tweet sent out by former Billboard columnist and editorial director, Bill Werde. 
Is Kendrick going rock?

Back in January, Werde sparked a frenzy on Twitter after he proclaimed that industry insiders had indicated that the album will be much more rock oriented. Check out the tweet below.
Possible songs included:
Over the past few weeks, unreleased Kendrick Lamar songs surfaced online and were quickly removed due to copyright claims. Such titles include the song "Somebody", which further fueled the rock direction with the sound. Other titles include "Gotta Love Me" featuring Baby Keem, and "Prayer".

Thundercat is involved:

Earlier this year Thundercat says he was involved in the upcoming album.

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