Fans are convinced that Kendrick Lamar is releasing his latest album, Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers, as a double album. A double album is an audio project that contains two bodies of work. Artists often think of double albums as one artistic piece. However, there have been different types of double records. For example, some artist has done their double album with one studio album and one live performance delivered. A famous example of how artists conduct double albums is the project Speakerboxxx/The Love Below by OutKast, which includes two solo albums done by each duo member.
On Tuesday, May 3, the California native gave his fans a clue about his next moves. The rapper uploaded a photo holding a couple of CDs and a book in one hand as he posed with his legs crossed on a Persian rug. The burgundy book is noticed with a branded label consisting of the project’s title, with Lamar’s full name. One had the word “Steppers,” which is referencing the Big Steppers and “master copy” on it, while the second read “Morale,” which refers to Mr. Morale which was seen on the rapper’s official website, oklama.com. K-dot has been utilizing his official website to provide fans with periodical details since 2017, when Damn was released.
“I feel joy to have been a part of such a cultural imprint after 17 years. The Struggles. The Success. And most importantly, the Brotherhood,” he documented. “May the Most High continue to use Top Dawg as a vessel for candid creators. As I continue to pursue my life’s calling.”
The Compton rapper also communicated how his ventures and past experiences influenced the following project.
“Love, loss, and grief have disturbed my comfort zone, but the glimmers of God speak through my music and family,” he noted.
“While the world around me evolves, I reflect on what matters the most. The life in which my words will land next.”
Fans and blogs are deciphering what all this means. Fans assume that Since “master copy” is written on the two discs, Lamar is informing his fans the album is complete. The fact that the rapper is holding two CDs, which could suggest that Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers might be a double album. Of course, nothing has been confirmed with sources, but fans’ eagerness made the theory a 90 percent possibility. the post also included a note at the bottom of the letter: “Appreciate Your Patience.”
Last month, a press release was dropped through Kendrick’s website, revealing the release of his fifth project in May.
It has been five years since Kendrick released his project Damn, which won a Grammy in 2017. In 2018 he also worked on the Black Panther album. Since then, he has featured on songs by Beyoncé, Busta Rhymes, and others. He also won a Grammy for his work with Keem on “Family Ties.” Lamar fueled the hype even more after joining his cousin Baby Keem on stage during Keem’s debut Coachella performance last week.
And his fans know this upcoming album won’t fall far behind.
Kendrick Lamar’s Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers will reach digital platforms on May 13. However, there’s no word he will release a single before he drops his new project next week.