Kendrick Lamar releases fifth album, ‘Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers’
Written by Andrea Tuccillo on May 13, 2022
Kendrick Lamar’s fifth solo album, Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers, is finally here.
The rapper dropped the 18-track follow-up to 2017’s Pulitzer Prize-winning DAMN. on Thursday night, featuring guest appearances from Summer Walker, Ghostface Killah, Kodak Black, Sampha, Baby Keem, and Zola actress Taylour Paige.
The track with Paige, “We Cry Together,” is already setting social media abuzz. The emotionally-charged song features Kendrick and Paige as an arguing couple hurling some pretty intense insults at each other.
On the track “Father Time,” featuring Sampha, Kendrick addresses Drake and Kanye West’s recent reconciliation after years-long beef. “When Kanye got back with Drake, I was slightly confused,” he raps. “Guess I’m not as mature as I think, got some healin’ to do.”
Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers doesN’t include “The Heart Part 5,” the song Kendrick released on Sunday along with a video in which he morphed into OJ Simpson, Kanye West, Jussie Smollett, Will Smith, Kobe Bryant and Nipsey Hussle.
Here’s the Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers track list:
DISC 1: BIG STEPPERS
“United In Grief”
“Die Hard” ft. Blxst & Amanda Reifer
“Father Time” ft. Sampha
“We Cry Together” ft. Taylour Paige
“Purple Hearts” ft. Summer Walker & Ghostface Killah
DISC 2: MR. MORALE
“Count Me Out”
“Silent Hill” ft. Kodak Black
“Savior” ft. Baby Keem & Sam Dew
“Mr. Morale” ft. Tanna Leone
“Mother I Sober” ft. Beth Gibbons of Portishead
(Videos contain uncensored profanity.)
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