Kendrick Lamar has announced that his fourth studio album, Mr. Morale and the Big Steppers, will arrive on May 13, 2022. The California native shared the news on Monday afternoon via Twitter. He captioned a tweet that reads, “Kendrick Lamar is officially retired.” Above the original tweet, he shared a link to the following website: oklama.com. From there, fans found a Black folder with a singular press release that provided the information that they had been waiting for.
“The following statement was released today by oklama, through his company pgLang at 11:00am PT in Los Angeles, CA: Album: “Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers” Release date: 5/13/2022,” the press release reads.
Kendrick Lamar recently celebrated the fifth anniversary of his third studio album, DAMN. Released in 2017, the project included contributions from Rihanna and Zacari. It went on to be honored by the Recording Academy, NAACP and BET. Lamar also earned a Pulitzer Prize for his work on the project.
Since the release of DAMN., he has remained active. He appeared at Day N’ Vegas, starred on Power and curated the Black Panther soundtrack. Now, he’s transitioning into the world of film and launching his creative imprint, pgLang.
Mr. Morale and the Big Steppers will mark the end of an era as Kendrick Lamar transitions from Top Dawg Entertainment to his newest venture. Stay tuned for more information regarding one of the most anticipated albums of the year.