Did Kendrick Lamar just announce a new album?
Early Thursday (March 23), K-Dot took to Instagram to post a mysterious black-and-white image that simply reads: “IV.”
The post doesn’t have a caption and all other images have since been deleted from K-Dot’s verified IG account.
If this is, in fact, a K-Dot album announcement, it follows a recent New York Times interview, in which the Compton MC broke down its inspiration.
“I think now, how wayward things have gone within the past few months, my focus is ultimately going back to my community and the other communities around the world where they’re doing the groundwork,” he said. “To Pimp a Butterfly was addressing the problem. I’m in a space now where I’m not addressing the problem anymore. We’re in a time where we exclude one major component out of this whole thing called life: God. Nobody speaks on it because it’s almost in conflict with what’s going on in the world when you talk about politics and government and the system.”
At the time of the interview, he was asked if these topics would influence his new material. His reply: “It’s very urgent.”
Kendrick is scheduled to headline both weekends of Coachella on April 16 and April 23, so it wouldn’t be surprising if he had new material ready by the festival.