Music fans were happily placated last week with the release of Kendrick Lamar’s fourth record DAMN., with many proclaiming it to be the album of the year already. However, after a few days of fan speculation as to whether Kendrick had more tunes up his sleeve, he’s sent the internet into a spin after letting slip there’s more music on the horizon.
Following the release of Kendrick’s DAMN. last week, the Internet was ablaze with rumours that Lamar was set to release a follow-up album, supposedly titled NATION. See, fans theorised to an almost obsessive level after cryptic Tweets were sent out by producers on the record, which seemed to indicate the version of the record that we got to see wasn’t the finished version, and that there was more coming.
References to Lamar’s lyrics, and references to him as a Christ-like figure were plentiful, but following DAMN.‘s Good Friday release date, the supposed ‘second-coming’ of Kendrick on Easter Sunday never occurred, leaving fans despondent, and leading one Redditor to actually eat a vinyl record. Yes, really.
However, as NME reports, during a recent record store appearance in his hometown of Compton, California, Lamar let slip that there could be some new music coming. During a livestream that was broadcast onto Facebook, you can hear Kendrick utter the words “I got some more music”, but what sort of music he’s got wasn’t immediately clarified.
Kendrick : “I got more music coming..” pic.twitter.com/uIRUctxQSy
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Of course, fans are still as voracious as ever for new music from Lamar, and now with a confirmation of sorts that there’s new music coming, excitement levels are bound to reach fever pitch. Of course Kendrick didn’t say when his new music is coming, but let’s hope he’s not pulling our legs, we’re sort of doubting that Reddit users will be able to handle another undelivered record.