When Is Kendrick Lamar New Album Dropping?

The Grammy-winning rapper Kendrick Lamar sporting a black sweatshirt in short dreadlock hairstyle.
The Grammy-winning rapper Kendrick Lamar sporting a black sweatshirt in short dreadlock hairstyle.( Source : pinterest )

When is Kendrick Lamar new album dropping? Kendrick has teased a new album; however, he hasn't confirmed exactly how long the wait will be.

The iconic rapper whose discography has left nothing but an ineradicable mark on the music scene is undoubtedly one of the best-selling rappers of all time.

One of the greatest Hip-Hop artists of the modern day, the notable rapper has used his platform to address social issues, pushing the boundaries of what hip-hop can be and redefining the genre with his remarkable exhibitions.

Lamar has established himself as a veteran whilst still remaining a hungry artist who is still growing. He has been focusing more of his work on PGLang following the release of his fifth and last album under Top Dawg Entertainment in 2022.

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Kendrick Lamar New Album 2023

Kendrick Lamar new album 2023 hasn't been officially announced. Nonetheless, he teased the new release whilst closing the Governors Ball on June 11, 2023.

He was the last act to perform on the 2023 edition of GovBall. Lamar closes the festival by listing all his albums at the end before stating 'Because of y'all I will be back,' while the fireworks were displayed.

The fans promptly interpreted Kendrick's statement that he'll be back after listing all of his solo albums as an exclusive hint for his forthcoming album.

In nearly no time, the GovBall video of Lamar made significant rounds on the web, igniting the hopes of hearing new tracks from the rapper.

Likewise, Sounwave confirmed that Kendrick had already been working on his new album right after the release of his latest album released back in 2022.

He has been under extreme media scrutiny following his performance at one of the notable music festivals which saw attendees of over 100,000.

Amidst the uncertainty, rumors surrounding Lamar's world tour at the end of 2024 also surfaced on the internet. Notwithstanding that, the rapper has yet to substantiate the rumors.

Kendrick Lamar Last Album Release Date

Cover for Kendrick Lamar's fifth album Mr. Morale & the big Steppers
Cover for Kendrick Lamar's fifth album Mr. Morale & the big Steppers( Source : amazon )

Kendrick Lamar last album Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers is the rapper's last work under Top Dawg Entertainment, his musical home for almost two decades.

Whereas, this album also serves as Lamar's first release under his own creative collective PGLang. The fifth and latest album of the Grammy-winning artist spawned three singles, N95, Silent Hill, and Die Hard.

Lamar who has always pushed the boundaries of the hip-hop genre reflected on his life experiences through this album released on May 13, 2022.

Upon its release, the album earned widespread positive reviews from music critics. Eventually, it racked up a Grammy award for the category of the best rap album out of two nominations.

Kendrick Lamar Setlist Gov Ball 2023

Kendrick Lamar setlist Gov Ball 2023 included hits like m.A.A.d city, DNA, HUMBLE, Alright, LOVE, and more. He first played at the music festival in 2013. 

The rapper was a rising star when he first played a daytime set at Governor's Ball just months following his breakthrough album good kid, m.A.A.d city came out.

Kendrick Lamar wearing Willy Chavarria's twill orange workwear during his performance at Governors Ball 2023.
Kendrick Lamar wearing Willy Chavarria's twill orange workwear during his performance at Governors Ball 2023.( Source : pinterest )

Lamar grabbed the opportunity to put one of his life's memorable at the festival at a relatively early point in his career. This speaks volumes about his skills and works, coughing the attention of celebrated artists and festival organizers.

A decade later, Kendrick stepped in to close out the 2023 edition of the GovBall with a headlining set, marking the 10th anniversary of his Governor Ball debut.

The setlist for Lamar's performance at Flushing Meadows Corona Park at the Governors Ball music festival 2023 included:

  • N95
  • ElEMENT
  • A.D.H.D
  • King Kunta
  • Worldwide Steppers
  • Nosetalgia
  • Backseat Freestyle
  • Backseat Freestyle
  • Swimming Pools
  • m.A.A.d city
  • LOYALTY.
  • Purple Hearts
  • DNA.
  • Rich Spirit
  • HUMBLE.
  • Sidewalks
  • Count Me Out
  • Money Trees
  • Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe
  • Die Hard
  • family ties
  • Alright
  • Savior

Kendrick Lamar Baby Keem New Song

Kendrick Lamar Baby Keem new song The Hillbillies came as a surprise on May 30, 2023. This drill track has already amassed over 9 million views on YouTube.

Dropped as YouTube exclusive, the single was later serviced to streaming platforms on June 5, 2023. This single debuted on the US Billboard Hot R&B/ Hip-Hop Songs chart at no. 31.

Penned by Lamar and Keem with producer Evilgiane, the song comprises a sample of Bon Iver's PDLIF and an interpolation of Drake's 2022-released single Sticky.

Dave, Lamar's creative collective partner, helped Baby Keem launch his music career. In fact, the 22-year-old Keem is one of the first artists to record a deal with PGLang.

Keem and Kendrick have worked on several songs so far including Savior, vent, 16, and more. After performing a few songs in June 2023, Lamar brought in his cousin and rapper Baby Keem for their collab 'Family Ties.'

What Record Label Is Kendrick Lamar Signed To?

Kendrick Lamar is currently signed to multiple record labels including PGLang, Interscope, and Aftermath. He departed with Top Dawg Entertainment in 2021.

Then 16-year-old Lamar secured a recording deal with Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE) following the success of his mixtape, Youngest Head N*gga in Charge in 2004.

Later, in 2012, they formed a joint venture with Aftermath Entertainment and Interscope. Eventually, the rapper dropped his major-label album, good kid, m.A.A.d City in October of that year.

His journey with Top Dawg Entertainment has been nothing but a testament to Lamar's immense talent. Kendrick released several hits under the aegis of the label.

That said, the rapper announced his departure from the record label that had been his musical home for almost two decades in 2022.

Lamar announced that his recent album Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers, released in 2022, would be the final album he crafted under Top Dawg Entertainment.

He expressed his gratitude for being part of the TDE's legacy, success, and struggles. Whereas, the gratitude is reciprocated by the banner too regardless of the shift in dynamics.

There remains a close bond, respect, and mutual support between Kendrick and Top Dawg Entertainment following the exclusive announcement.

Kendrick then went on to launch his own imprint named PGLang.

What Is pgLang?

PGLang is an entertainment collective inaugurated by Kendrick Lamar and Dave Free in 2020. Baby Keem and Tanna Leone are the first artists to sign a record deal.

This American multidisciplinary company encompasses a record label, advertising agencies, production houses, and publishing services.

Lamar and Dave, the creative partners of the company who were also former in-house label artists of TDE, met when they were high schoolers.

Thus far, four albums have been released two albums under this collective. They are Baby Keem's The Melodic Blue and its deluxe, Tanna Leone's Sleepy Soldier, and Lamar's fifth album.

Kendrick Lamar Albums In Order

Kendrick Lamar albums in order are Section. 80, Good Kid, M.A.A.D City, and more. His discography has earned him over 52 million monthly listeners on Spotify.

Section. 80

The album cover for Kendrick Lamar's debut album Section. 80
The album cover for Kendrick Lamar's debut album Section. 80( Source : amazon )

Lamar dropped his debut album, Section. 80 under Top Dawg Entertainment on July 12, 2011. The album spawned sixteen tracks.

The album promoted with lead single HiiiPoWeR debuted on the US Billboard 200 chart at number 113. It recorded sales of 130,000 copies as of February 2014 reports in the US.

Good Kid, M.A.A.D City

Cover for rapper Kendrick Lamar's second solo album Good Kid, M.A.A.D City.
Cover for rapper Kendrick Lamar's second solo album Good Kid, M.A.A.D City.( Source : amazon )

The second album, Good Kid, M.A.A.D City, released in 2012 debuted at the Us Billboard 200 chart with a recorded sales of 242,000 in its first week.

Issued via Top Dawg Entertainment, Aftermath Entertainment, and Interscope Records, the album features guest appearances from Dr. Dre, Jay Rock, MC Eiht, and Anna Wise.

To Pimp a Butterfly

Lamar released his third album To Pimp a Butterfly on March 15, 2015.
Lamar released his third album To Pimp a Butterfly on March 15, 2015.( Source : amazon )

Lamar's third album To Pimp a Butterfly spawned four singles, I, The Blacker the Berry, King Kumta, Alright, and These Walls. It is a RIAA Platinum-certified album.

The album bagged two Grammy awards for the category of Album of the Year and Best Rap Album out of seven nominations at the Grammy Awards in 2016.

Damn

The fourth album, Damn, by Kendrick was dropped via Top Dawg Entertainment in 2017.
The fourth album, Damn, by Kendrick was dropped via Top Dawg Entertainment in 2017.( Source : amazon )

Damn became a widespread album earning two renowned accolades including the Best Rap Album at the Grammy Awards in 2018 and a Pulitzer Prize for Music.

Besides the aforementioned two wins, Lamar's fourth solo album earned him a lot of nominations and wins at awards including American Music Awards, BET Hip Hop Awards, and iHeartRadio Music Awards.

Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers

The last and fifth album, Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers, released in 2022, is Lamar's first release under PGLang, his own creative collective.

The concept album took home a Grammy Award for the category of Best Rap Album in 2023. Likewise, it racked up the American Music Award for Favourite Hip Hop Album and the BET Hip Hop Award for Album of the Year.

Some FAQs

When Is Kendrick Lamar Concert?

Kendrick is currently touring across 5 countries. His next concert is on July 17 in Verona Arena.

Who Is Kendrick Lamar Signed To?

Kendrick is currently signed to his own label PGLang. He launched the label alongside his friend and creative partner Dave Free on March 5, 2020.

How Long Has Kendrick Lamar Been Married?

Kendrick hasn't yet gotten married. However, he has been engaged to his high school sweetheart Whitney Alford since 2015.

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