RAP star Kendrick Lamar shocked his fan base when he announced he was releasing his final album with label TDE.
However, it is unclear if the rapper will retire from music.
When is Kendrick Lamar releasing his ‘Final TDE Album?’
Kendrick Lamar announced to his followers that he was working on his latest album after being silent on social media for some time.
The rapper released a statement on Instagram, saying: “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. 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.
He continued: “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. -oklama.”
Responding to Lamar’s note, Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith, CEO and founder of Top Dawg Entertainment released a statement about the rapper’s album, saying: “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.”
It is still unknown when Lamar will release the album.
He also shared a post on Instagram that features a digital image of a folder with the words “nu thoughts” written underneath.
What are Kendrick Lamar’s top songs?
Lamar rose to popularity in 2012 after his debut album Good Kid, M.A.A.D City, was released.
Five years later after the release of his 2017 album Damn., he earned a Pulitzer Prize for Music, becoming the first non-classical and non-jazz album to be given such an award.
Some of his most popular songs include:
- Money Trees
- Swimming Pools
- B****, Don’t Kill My Vibe
- King Kunta
What is pgLang?
Founded by Lamar 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 Lamar.