COMPTON rapper Kendrick Lamar announced he is working on his “final TDE album.”
Since his debut in 2012, Kendrick has been regarded as one of the most influential rappers of his generation.
What is pgLang?
Founded by Kendrick and Dave Free, pgLang is a creative service company.
Launched in March 2020, pgLang aims to tell stories through unconventional means and exciting new voices as an artist-friendly outlet.
“PgLang is multi-lingual,” the company’s mission statement reads.
“Our community speaks music, film, television, art, books, and podcasts – because sometimes we have to use different languages to get the point of our stories across. Stories that speak to many nations, many races, and many ages.”
The statement explains that the company is focused on using the experiences of its many collaborators “to build stories that are equally accessible and engaging, then fitting them within the best media.”
On its website, pgLang also shared its visual mission statement starring K-Dot, Baby Keem, Jorja Smith, and Yara Shahidi.
The video was written and directed by Dave Free, who also executive produced with Kendrick.
When is Kendrick Lamar releasing his new album?
The folder contained a written statement in which he reveals his nearly two-decade-long run with Top Dawg Entertainment is coming to an end.
“As I produce my final TDE album, I feel joy to have been a part of such a cultural imprint after 17 years,” Kendrick wrote.
“The Struggles. The Success. And most importantly, the Brotherhood. May the Most High continue to use Top Dawg as a vessel for candid creators. 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,” Kendrick ended the note, signing off as “oklama”.
Shortly after the announcement, CEO Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith took to social media to confirm the news in a statement.
“The whole goal when we started this thing was to make music, make money, and make history,” he wrote.
“We did those things 10 times over and then some. TDE and its artists have provided a way to end generational curses that we were all personally born into over the last 17 years in this business.
“With this being Dot’s last album on TDE, this is more of a VICTORY LAP, a celebration. I know he will be successful in whatever it is he decides to do and will have our FULL support,” he added.
The title of K-Dot’s last album is still unknown.
What is Kendrick Lamar’s net worth?
Per the outlet, K-Dot has earned more than $180million in his career, and in 2018 along he earned $60million.