Kendrick Lamar Announces New Album ‘Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers’

The album is set to be released on May 13.

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Kendrick Lamar - Photo: Prince Williams/Wireimage
Kendrick Lamar - Photo: Prince Williams/Wireimage

Kendrick Lamar has Tweeted a new link to his “Oklama” website, and on the webpage, a folder contains the release date and title of his new album. Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers will be released on May 13.

The official document on the website says, “The following statement was released today
by oklama, through his company pgLang at 11:00am PT in Los Angeles, CA: Album: “Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers,” Release date: 5/13/2022l, All factual information for this release will come directly from this source only.”

In August of 2021, Lamar first debuted the “Oklama” website. Kendrick initially confirmed that Oklama would be the title of his new album, although now it’s set to be Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers.

The minimal, bare-bones website initially only featured a folder titled “nu thoughts,” which revealed a written statement from the MC announcing his next studio album, signed as “oklama.” Among other revelations, Lamar also referred to it as his “final TDE album,” shouting out his fruitful partnership with LA-based Top Dawg Entertainment.

Lamar, who has been mum about any new projects since DAMN. was released in 2017, has kept fans guessing with mercurial statements and a few appearances scattered throughout his half-decade sabbatical.

In response to Lamar’s note, Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith, CEO and founder of Top Dawg Entertainment, wrote, “With this being Dot’s last album on TDE, this is more of a VICTORY LAP, a celebration. I know he will be successful in whatever it is he decides to do and will have our FULL support.”

Fans started murmuring that Kendrick may be up to something regarding new music when it was confirmed back in June that he would be heading to the Day N Nite Festival in Las Vegas which took place in November of last year. The set from Lamar was billed on the poster as a career-spanning performance, with the subhead of “One night in Vegas. From Section.80 to DAMN.” beneath his name.

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