Kendrick Lamar may be readying his return.
While fans patiently await new music from the Compton kingpin, he was spotted shooting a new music video in downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday (Sept. 1). In the photo, which was published on PEOPLE, Kendrick can be seen wearing a white crewneck sweatshirt, shorts, and black Converse Chuck Taylors while talking on a payphone and seated on a crate.
It’s unclear what he was filming, but it could be a sign that new music is on the way. In May, TDE CEO Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith told fans that the wait would soon be over.
“Stay patient king Kendrick will return soon,” he commented.
It’s been over three years since Kendrick’s last album. In March, he launched pgLang, a “multilingual” collective who tells stories through media including music, film, television, and books. Along with the announcement, he also dropped a video starring Yara Shahidi, Baby Keem, and Jorja Smith.
Fans have been anticipating the follow-up to 2017’s DAMN., which was certified triple platinum and won a Pulitzer Prize and a Grammy for Best Rap Album. Earlier this year, there was a report that the album was in its final stages and may feature “more rock sounds.”
Kendrick has remained mostly out of the spotlight. In June, he was photographed at a peace walk in Compton following the murder of George Floyd. He has also been focused on family life. Last July, he and his fiancée, Whitney Alford, welcomed a daughter.