Yes, it’s true. Kendrick Lamar returns with his surprise release untitled unmastered., which went to digital retailers on Thursday night. The project, which follows his 2015 Grammy-winning album To Pimp a Butterfly, is comprised of eight untitled tracks recorded between 2013 and 2016.
Demos from To Pimp A Butterfly. In Raw Form. Unfinished. Untitled. Unmastered. https://t.co/YlAszcK4e4
— Kendrick Lamar (@kendricklamar) March 4, 2016
TDE CEO Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith announced plans to drop something new from one of his artists this week. Some expected it would be music from ScHoolboy Q, SZA, or Ab-Soul, but instead, he decided to release something from TDE’s golden boy. Prior to this, fans including LeBron James tweeted Tiffith and urged him to release the untitled Kendrick tracks.
— LeBron James (@KingJames) February 23, 2016
Dam my nigga u on my head 2…The fans been killing me. Y'all just backed me in a corner..Give me a few days 2 think https://t.co/5mFIPYUMXJ
— dangeroo kipawaa TDE (@dangerookipawaa) February 23, 2016
untitled unmastered. comes after Kendrick’s explosive Grammy performance last month, where he debuted one of the untitled tracks. He also performed another song on “The Tonight Show” in January and premiered another on Comedy Central’s “Colbert Report” in 2014.
Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz’ five-year-old son Egypt produced the second half of “untitled 07,” which also features his vocals. “This is the best Dad moment everrrrr!!!” said his father Swizz. “thx #Kendrick for investing in the future!!!”
Download King Kendrick’s latest on iTunes and stream it below via Spotify.