Kendrick Lamar fans are hype for Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers Here what to expect.
Many Kendrick Lamar enthusiasts will be waiting for the clock to strike midnight to get a first listen at his highly anticipated "Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers" album.
The Compton-born rapper's fifth studio album (out Friday) has been mostly under wraps, with cover art released a little more than 24 hours ahead of the release.
It will be his last album with his label Top Dawg Entertainment,
it will come with new, mysterious alter ego Oklama, and the album's first single,
"The Heart Part 5," falls in line with the timely and poignant messaging of his old hits as he takes on the identities of Will Smith, O.J. Simpson and more.
"I feel joy to have been a part of such a cultural imprint," Lamar posted on his website in August, referencing Top Dawg and using the Oklama pseudonym.
"May the Most High continue to use Top Dawg as a vessel for candid creators. As I continue to pursue my life’s calling."
Music critics and hip-hop buffs will be itching to put their thumb on what K.Dot or King Kendrick or Kung Fu Kenny has up his sleeve for his next era of music, or his "life's calling,
but until then, they can only lean on what Lamar, 34, has previously released.