After a five-year hiatus, Kendrick Lamar’s latest album, Mr. Morale and the Steppers, has been released.  The album, announced as his last, is a fond farewell to fans who love his artistry, vulnerability, and deep exploration of issues important to the culture.

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Very few rappers can take a five-year break and cause massive excitement like Kendrick Lamar. The gifted Compton rapper released his fifth studio album last night with high anticipation from the hip-hop community.

It is a double album that consists of nine tracks on each side of the album. Kendrick of course did not come alone as featured artists include Kodak Black, Blxst, Summer Walker, Ghostface Killah, and others. 

On Twitter, the “DAMN” rapper released tour dates for The Big Steppers Tour, which starts on July 19th.

Kendrick Continues His Power Streak

This album, Mr. Morale and the Big Steppers, is the follow-up to Kendrick’s 2017 album, DAMN, which sold 603,000 album-equivalent units in the first week of its release. If this album goes platinum as predicted, it will be his fourth album to do so.

Kendrick made his return as a solo act for his latest YouTube video, “The Heart Part 5” which used face-morphing effects to highlight scandalized figures including  O.J. Simpson, Jussie Smollett, Will Smith, Kanye West, and the late Kobe Bryant and Nipsey Hussle.