In late March, Kendrick Lamar announced that his highly anticipated fourth studio album and follow-up to his critically acclaimed To Pimp a Butterfly might be released on April 7. But now it appears that the release date has been pushed back a week. As Pitchfork pointed out, the pre-order for the album has gone up on iTunes and lists the release date as April 14. While the record is titled ALBUM at this point, the iTunes pre-order did reveal some other details about it.
According to Pitchfork, the album will contain recently released track “HUMBLE.” The iTunes pre-order also listed a number of contributors on the album including U2, BADBADNOTGOOD, DJ Dahi, The Alchemist, 9th Wonder and more. The label releasing the album, Top Dawg Entertainment, also backed up the release date. The label seemed to confirm the info on iTunes in a tweet. You can check it out below.
Also in late March, K-Dot released the track “The Heart Part 4.” It is yet to be seen if the song will be included on the new album as a tracklist has yet to be released. You can check out “The Heart Part 4” here.
APRIL 14, 2017— TOP DAWG TDE (@dangerookipawaa) April 7, 2017