Kendrick Lamar‘s highly anticipated upcoming album, Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers, will be released on May 13, the Compton rapper announced in a statement on Monday. Lamar shared the announcement in response to a fan who had claimed on Twitter that he is “retired.”
Lamar first revealed that he was working on new music back in August 2021, when he announced that the then-untitled, Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers, will be his final project with Top Dawg Entertainment.
“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,” Lamar wrote at the time. “May the Most High continue to use Top Dawg as a vessel for candid creators. As I continue to pursue my life’s calling. There’s beauty in completion. And always faith in the unknown.”
Check out Lamar’s official announcement for Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers below.