[LEAK@ALBUM] Kendrick Lamar Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers Album Download 2022. During the five-year hiatus between studio albums, Kendrick Lamar effectively disappeared from the public eye — at least in the (solo) music department.
After dropping back-to-back projects in 2017 and 2018 — his fourth studio album (“Damn”) and the Oscar-nominated soundtrack for “Black Panther” — Lamar (mostly) stepped away from the mic and directed his focus elsewhere.
With his long-awaited fifth studio album coming out Thursday evening, here’s a look at what the 14-time Grammy winner has been up to for the past few years.
In the half-decade since Lamar released “Damn” in April 2017, a lot has changed for the celebrated MC.
Lamar ended the yearslong hiatus last Sunday when he released “The Heart Part 5,” his first song as a lead artist in more than 1,549 days, according to Hip Hop by the Numbers. The single comes just days ahead of his fifth studio album, “Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers,” which is slated to drop this week. The nearly six-minute song is the fifth installment in his long-running “The Heart” series and is an impressive, emotionally charged return to form.
The accompanying music video, which shows Lamar’s face morph into deep fakes of six high-profile Black public figures — O.J. Simpson, Kanye West, Jussie Smollett, Will Smith, Kobe Bryant and Nipsey Hussle — instantly went viral upon its release. As of press time, it has tallied more than 12 million views on the platform.