Rapper Kendrick Lamar has announced his return, revealing the date of his long-awaited fifth album. Almost eight months after announcing his departure from his longtime label Top Dawg Entertainment, the Pulitzer-Prize winning artist revealed his next album, called “Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers,” will be released on May 13.
Lamar kept the announcement vague — initially sharing the news on Twitter in response to a tweet reading “Kendrick Lamar is officially retired.”
In August, Lamar announced his plans to leave TDE, under which all of his previous albums have been released. This will be his last album under the label, he said at the time.
Lamar’s last album was 2017’s “DAMN,” a hugely successful album that went triple platinum and received a Pulitzer Prize — the first rap album to win the coveted award.