Kendrick Lamar has kept a low profile since the release of his critically acclaimed studio effort Damn in 2017, but that’s about to change according to his fellow rapper The Game.
The Game made the reveal in a recent Instagram Live chat with his social media followers. According to the “Hate it or Love It” rapper, he recently received an inside tip from Top Dawg Entertainment CEO Anthony Tiffith that Lamar will drop some new music “real soon.”
“So, you know, who knows how real soon that it but if Kendrick is working, that s*** is always major,” said The Game.
Rumors about Lamar’s new album have been circling for a while. The Grammy Award-winning rapper was spotted filming a music video in late 2020 while his engineer MixedByAli said back in April that the fans could expect a follow-up to Damn “this year.”
Since the release of his last studio effort, the only major project Kendrick Lamar worked on was Black Panther: The Album in 2018. Lamar curated the soundtrack while appearing on five tracks, including “King’s Dead” alongside Jay Rock, Future, and James Blake. The song ended up winning the Best Rap Performance at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards.
Lamar also had several sporadic guest features, appearing on SiR’s “Hair Down” and 2 Chainz’s “Momma I Hit a Lick” in 2019.