Kendrick plans a comeback

Jeremiah Booth, In-depth Writer

Kendrick Lamar plans on releasing his final solo album with Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE) after four years of not dropping any music. In 2018, Lamar anchored the “Marvel’s Black Panther” soundtrack, but he hasn’t released anything on his own since “DAMN.” in 2017. On Friday, Aug. 20, Lamar posted a note on his new website titled “Oklama.”  

In the note, Lamar says “As I produce my final TDE album, 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. May the Most High continue to use Top Dawg as a vessel for candid creators. As I continue to pursue my life’s calling.”  

Lamar does not give any concrete details regarding the album or the release date, but he does say “the glimmers of God speak through my music and family.”  

On Friday, Aug. 27, Lamar released a collaboration song with Baby Keem, titled “family ties,” giving fans a taste of what the new album may sound like.