Kendrick Lamar releases new album ‘Mr. Morals & The Big Steppers’: Listen

First there was news last summer that this would be his last album for Top Dawg Entertainment. Then, more recently, the reveal of the eyebrow-raising title and release date. Then the implication that mr. Morale & The Big Steppers would be a double album – and maybe a book? Then the incredible starter “The Heart Part 5”, with its ample production, dense pun, and thought-provoking deepfake video. Finally, yesterday, with just over 24 hours to go, the album cover went online: a photo of Kendrick with a crown of thorns and a gun tucked into his waistband, overlooking his fiancée Whitney Alford and their two young children. (The existence of a second baby was news to most of us.)

After all that, the anticipation is so breathless that we almost suffocate. It’s time to exhale. The album is here.

The two-disc venture has a total of 18 songs (with nine pieces each). Featured players include Sampha on “Father Time”, Blxst and Amanda Reifer on “Die Hard”, Taylour Paige on “We Cry Together”, Summer Walker and Ghostface Killah on “Purple Hearts”, Kodak Black on “Silent Hill”, Baby Keem and Sam Dew on “Savior,” Tanna Leone on “Mr. Morale’ and Beth Gibbons of Portishead on ‘Mother I Sober’.

We’ve all been waiting for this for a long time, so let’s dive in together and gather in the comments section for a good long chat about what hopefully is a great long album.

01 “In mourning”
02 “N95”
03 “Global Steppers”
04 “Die Hard” feat. Blxst & Amanda Mature
05 “Father Time” Fet. Sampha
06 “Rich” (Interlude)
07 “Rich Spirit”
08 “We cry together” Fet. Taylor Paige
09 “Purple Hearts” feat. Summer Walker & Ghostface Killah

01 “Count Me Out”
02 “Crown”
03 “Silent Hill” feat. Kodak Black
04 “Saviour” (interlude)
05 “Savior” Fet. Baby Keem & Sam Dew
06 “Aunt Diaries”
07 “Mr. Morality” Fet. Tanna Leone
08 “Mother I’m Sober” feat. Beth Gibbons Of Portishead
09 “Mirror”

mr. Morale & The Big Steppers is out now on PGLang/Top Dawg/Aftermath/Interscope.

Leave a Comment