Kendrick Lamar is back in the studio after a short hiatus, and this time he’s not here to play. He’s doing a halftime show at one of the country’s biggest sporting events, Super Bowl LVI, this year’s performing with Snoop Dogg, Eminem, The Game, Dr. Dre, and Mary J. Blige.
Kendrick Lamar is also back with new music. Ebro Darden, a member of the music media, revealed the news. Ebro read a note from the show’s producer, Sasha, on Wednesday’s episode of Rap Life Review on Apple Music, stating that the Compton rapper is dropping on Friday.
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What I’m reading here provided by our producer Sasha… the way this reads, it sounds like it’s confirmed that we will get a single from Kendrick Lamar before his performance,” Ebro remarked on the broadcast. “with the release of his single to be debuted ahead of the performance.” he continued.
It’s unclear whether the track is a prelude to a new album from Kndkrik, however, Kendrick has stated that he will be creating his final TDE album in 2021.
Kendrick’s most recent album, D***, awarded him a Pulitzer Prize for Music in 2017. He also recently caused a stir in the rap scene by hopping on his cousin Baby Keem’s song “Family Ties.”
“I think like a week after the album came out, fans realized you can play the album backwards,” said Kendrick. “It plays as a full story and even a better rhythm. It’s one of my favorite rhythms and tempos within the album. It’s something that we definitely premeditate while we’re in the studio.” He continued, explaining that “I don’t think the story necessarily changes, I think the feel changes. The initial vibe listening from the top all the way to the bottom is…this aggression and this attitude. You know, ‘DNA,’ and exposing who I really am. You listen from the back end, and it’s almost the duality and the contrast of the intricate Kendrick Lamar. Both of these pieces are who I am.”said Kendrick in an interview with MTV News about his DAMN Album
D*** is Kendrick Lamar’s fourth studio album. Top Dawg Entertainment, Aftermath Entertainment, and Interscope Records released it on April 14, 2017. Lamar revealed in a new interview with MTV News that the album was made to be played backward.
“I think like a week after the album came out, fans realized you can play the album backward,” said Kendrick. “It plays as a full story and even a better rhythm. It’s one of my favorite rhythms and tempos within the album. It’s something that we definitely premeditate while we’re in the studio.” He continued explaining. In April, the album debuted at No. 1 with the highest sales of the week, and it reclaimed the top place from Arcade Fire in August. Several videos from his last album have been published, including “DNA.,” “HUMBLE,” “LOYALTY” featuring Rihanna, and “ELEMENT.”
To Pimp a Butterfly was released in 2015. The jazz-and-funk-inspired album lasted 125 and 79 weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and Top Rap Albums lists, correspondingly. The album received 11 Grammy nominations, including album and song of the year, among them.
Good kid, m.A.A.d. city was his first debut album. The album peaked at No. 2 on Billboard’s Top Album Sales chart on November 10, 2012, and has now spent 450 weeks on the Billboard 200 chart. It is currently the most successful hip-hop studio album of all time.
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