- 07 Sep 21
Kendrick Lamar fans think his new album is on the way after he registered a number of songs with the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers.
Kendrick Lamar has registered new songs with the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), fueling speculation that his new album will arrive soon.
The 34-year old logged a host of new tracks with the not-for-profit performance rights organisation including: ‘Before The Hangman’s Noose’, ‘Comfortable’, ‘Director’, ‘Fighter Thief In The Night’, ‘Fade To Black’, ‘Erika Kane’, ‘End Of The Line’, ‘Of Paupers And Poets’, ‘Believe’, ‘Driving Down The Darkness’, ‘End Of The Line’ and ‘Fell For You’.
DJ Akademiks shared the news that Kendrick and his team had registered 32 new songs with ASCAP. An official release date has not been announced for the album however TDE boss, Punch, teased the arrival of a new Kendrick album in January.
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Whispers of a new record by the Compton rapper surfaced last month after he announced he would produce one final album with Top Dawg Entertainment. Lamar has been at TDE since 2005.
“I spend most of my days with fleeting thoughts. Writing. Listening. And collecting old Beach cruisers. The morning rides keep me on a hill of silence. I go months without a phone,” Lamar wrote in a letter to fans.
“Love, loss, and grief have disturbed my comfort zone, but the glimmers of God speak through my music and family. While the world around me evolves, I reflect on what matters the most. The life in which my words will land next.
“As I produce my final TDE album, I feel joy to have been a part of such a cultural imprint after 17 years. The Struggles. The Success. And most importantly, the Brotherhood. May the Most High continue to use Top Dawg as a vessel for candid creators,” he continued.
“As I continue to pursue my life’s calling. There’s beauty in completion. And always faith in the unknown. Thank you for keeping me in your thoughts. I’ve prayed for you all. See you soon enough,” concluded the rapper.
Lamar’s last studio album Damn dropped in 2017 to critical and commercial success and landed him a Pulitzer Prize in 2018. The rapper also worked on the Black Panther album in 2018. He recently collaborated with his cousin Baby Keem on the track ‘Family Ties.’
Watch the video for ‘Family Ties’ below.