Fecha de registro: 10 may 2022


Lamar teased the record—his “final TDE album,” as he described it—on a website launched in August 2021. “May the Most High continue to use Top Dawg as a vessel for candid creators. As I continue to pursue my life’s calling,” he wrote at the time. “There’s beauty in completion. And always faith in the unknown.” He signed the note, “Oklama.”

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About The Album:

Ahead of the album drop, Kendrick released a new song, “The Heart Part 5”. This continues a tradition from 2010 when he came out with "The Heart Part 1" ahead of the release his mixtape Overly Dedicated. Not every song in the “Heart” series makes it onto the work that its preluding though so it remains to be seen whether or not this track will be included on Mr Morale & The Big Steppers. Kendrick’s “Heart” songs have become kind of like a journal entry as he kicks off a new era. Per Hypebeast, the “series exhibits the rawest and most unfiltered Kendrick, one who talks about everything he’s feeling at each stage of his career”. That’s definitely what Kendrick is doing with Part 5 and so much more.

Nothing I could write would ever do justice to these lyrics as Kendrick reflects on community and culture, trauma, pain, and also forgiveness. This is a beautifully empathic track that ends on big empathy, amplified by the video. Because in the video Kendrick deepfakes into OJ Simpson, Jussie Smollett, Kanye West, Kobe Bryant, and finally, Nipsey Hussle. It is as Nipsey that he concludes the song, on a note of kindness, hope, and above all love. The love Kendrick has for Nipsey, for what he stood for, and for the greater Black community…with the kind of masterful wordplay that only Kendrick can serve. This is the line that almost broke me:

Joe Budden says that he's "jealous" of the autonomy afforded to Kendrick Lamar by transitioning to his own label ahead of the release of his highly-anticipated fifth studio album, Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers.

"I am so fucking jealous of how he's able to do that," Budden said during the segment, after reading a post from Lamar's website. "In his own way, just quietly, ain't said a peep for years."

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