When King Kendrick Lamar dropped “The Heart Part 4” and sent shockwaves throughout the rap industry, he gave his peers until April 7 to get their ish together. Many assumed the ominous date would be the day his new album dropped, but…today’s the day and the album ain’t here.
Of course, Kendrick’s his fans were particularly bummed.
When you find out Kendrick Lamar album ain't dropping on the 7th just the preorder is pic.twitter.com/VghcmDsLzn
— Ryan Jamal (@BRO_HEN314) April 7, 2017
I expect to wake up to Kendrick's new album not WWlll. How did things so wrong 🙄🙄
— Trajjan (@Trajjan) April 7, 2017
Kendrick fans right now pic.twitter.com/5yHe2CnvF0
— Philip Lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) April 7, 2017
When it's April 7th, but Kendrick Lamar doesn't release his album until the 14th pic.twitter.com/oKix1hPIOv
— Spark Sports (@Spark_Sports_) April 7, 2017
Thankfully, hip-hop heads won’t have to wait very long for Kendrick’s new project. The still untitled album will drop NEXT Friday, April 14th, though you can pre-order it now.
While we await Kdot’s new joint, we do know he’s working with some legendary producers to craft his sound. So far, Mike WiLL Made-It, BADBADNOTGOOD, Greg Kurstin, Cardo, 9th Wonder, Sounwave, and The Alchemist are listed on iTunes as contributors, so it looks like Kendrick is coming with some HEAT once again.
Since bursting on the scene with his debut Good Kid, M.A.D. City, Kendrick Lamar has become one of rap’s most talked about talents. His lyrical skills and ability to literally rap his face off has put the Compton-born emcee in many Top 5 conversation. After two hit albums, and raising the expectations of music fans, it’ll be interesting to see Kdot can do it again.