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Kendrick Lamar Shares 'Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers' Album Artwork

Kendrick Lamar's 'Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers' Album Artwork

Kendrick Lamar has shared the cover art for his upcoming album Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers. 

The Compton emcee shared the artwork via his oklama website, featuring Lamar in a crown of thorns holding a child; in the background is a woman cradling an infant in bed. All are sporting white tops, while Lamar is wearing khaki work pants with a gun tucked into his waistband.

Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers is set to arrive on Friday (May 13). It serves as the follow-up to 2017’s Pulitzer Prize-winning album DAMN. Earlier this week, Lamar released the fifth installment to his “The Heart” series, paired with a chilling deep-fake video where the rapper morphs into Kanye West, Will Smith, Kobe Bryant, Nipsey Hussle and others.

Early projections predict Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers debuting at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with over 350,000 total album-equivalent units upon its release. DAMN. landed at No. 1 with over 603,000 total album-equivalent units in its first week of release, becoming his third consecutive album after 2015’s To Pimp a Butterfly and 2016’s Untitled Unmastered to debut in the coveted spot.

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Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers will mark Kendrick Lamar’s final album for Top Dawg Entertainment, which he announced via his website last August.

“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. There’s beauty in completion. And always faith in the unknown. Thank you for keeping me in your thoughts. I’ve prayed for you all. See you soon enough.”

Revisit Lamar’s “The Heart Part 5” music video below and stay tuned for updates on Mr. Morale and the Big Steppers. 


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