Things are beginning to look promising that Kendrick Lamar might be gearing up to release a new album before the end of the year.

Back in April of 2017, Kendrick Lamar released DAMN., his latest album, and most successful to date. While some fans theorised that a new record titled NATION. might have been on the way a couple of days later, Lamar added fuel to the fire by teasing new music for his fans during a Facebook live stream.

Since then, we’ve seen Kung-Fu Kenny curate the Black Panther soundtrack, and we’ve also seen him tour Australia with some long-overdue shows, but we’ve not seen a new album yet. However, that might be all about to change.

Last week, Anthony Tiffith, the head of Top Dawg Entertainment, hinted that 2018 is still set to see at least two (and maybe four) more releases on the label. While he didn’t say who these releases were by, fans began to speculate that the artists in question could be ScHoolboy Q, Reason, Isaiah Rashad and Ab-Soul.

However, fans are beginning to wonder if Kendrick Lamar could actually be the artist behind one of these potential releases.

As Complex notes, rapper Isaiah Rashad recently appeared in an Instagram Live session with Anthony Tiffith where he revealed what was going on in the world of Top Dawg Entertainment.

“[ScHoolboy] Q finna drop. SZA’s hair is green, so you know it’s going to be fire,” Rashad explained. “You never know what’s going to happen.”

However it was the rapper’s final comments that gained the most attention, with Rashad noting that “[Tiffith] just played me a whole Dot album, damn near.”

If you’re not too well-versed in the world of hip-hop, Rashad just revealed that ScHoolboy Q is gearing up to release his new record soon, and Top Dawg’s Anthony Tiffith has enough tracks in his possession to make up the entirety of a new Kendrick Lamar album.

While Kendrick Lamar hasn’t indicated that he’s getting ready to drop any new tunes, he might want to hurry up. If he releases a new song sometime soon, he might be in with a chance to be the first artist since Powderfinger back in 1999 and 2000 to top triple j’s Hottest 100 two years in a row.

Whatever the case, we’re keen as a bean to hear what new material K.Dot has in store for us.

Check out Kendrick Lamar’s ‘HUMBLE.’:

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