After months of speculation, the sophomore album by rap phenomenon Kendrick Lamar has a release date.
A few more details about one of the most anticipated follow-up albums of the decade so far have been announced. Kendrick Lamar’s second album is apparently called Untitled and, crucially, we now know its release date: March 23rd.
The news was announced by the rapper late on Friday via his Twitter page, which included a link to his iTunes artist profile where the album is available to pre-order now. The album consists of sixteen tracks, but all except one of them are greyed out and labelled as ‘Track 1’, ‘Track 2’ etc.
Kendrick Lamar's second album will be out on March 23rd
The only track with a confirmed title is the thirteenth song on the album, newest single ‘The Blacker The Berry’, which concerns the 2012 killing of teenager Trayvon Martin in Florida. The recent track ‘I’ does not appear on the tracklisting, though it’s possible that it will might be included as a secret track at the end of the record. The final song is marked down as lasting 12 minutes and 7 seconds.
It’s not clear whether the actual title of the new album is ‘Untitled’, or whether it is simply yet to be revealed like the greyed out track names.
Produced by Boi-1da, Untitled will follow 2012’s good kid MAAD city, which earned Kendrick four Grammy nominations that year and has to date sold in excess of a million copies. It placed near the top of pretty much every music publication’s year-end charts for 2012. Anticipation is therefore extremely high for Untitled, with the track ‘I’ scooping the Grammy Awards for Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance last month.
Kendrick is next set to perform in Britain at the Wireless Festival in London’s Hyde Park from 3rd-5th July. Fellow headliners include Drake, Avicii, David Guetta and Nicki Minaj.