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Kendrick Lamar will release a new album in a few hours

Kendrick Lamar will release a new album in a few hours


Called Untitled Unmastered

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Grammy-winning artist Kendrick Lamar will release a new album tonight, according to Spotify. The streaming service leaked information about Lamar's new record earlier today, titled Untitled Unmastered, detailing its track listing and album art. Not to be left out, rival service Tidal followed up soon after with a tweet showing the album's solid green cover, the first official acknowledgement suggesting Kendrick's next record would be arriving on the major streaming services at some point in the next few hours.

Untitled Unmastered's eight tracks appear to come from Lamar's 2013 and 2014 recording sessions for his previous album, To Pimp A Butterfly, each one of the new songs given a date and a year designation, rather than a proper name. That suggests that tonight's release is more of a collection than a proper follow-up album, but Lamar's previous comments indicate that these songs aren't just poor-quality offcuts — he rapper has spoken before about the wealth of material he laid down during these sessions, saying he had "close to ten songs" he was "in love with," and that they only didn't make it onto his previous release due to deadlines or clearance issues.