Kendrick Lamar releases new track “The Heart Part 5” ahead of new album dropping May 13

Headlines 09/05/2022

After nearly 5 years since his last solo effort, Kendrick Lamar has begun the roll out of his highly anticipated new album Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers.

The enigmatic Compton rapper has begun said roll out by releasing a new track "The Heart Part 5", as well as an accompanying video.

The song itself features an infectious sample of the 1976 Marvin Gaye classic "I Want You", with a decidedly modern treatment to ensure new life is brought to what is one of Gaye's most iconic efforts.

The music video features deep-fake appearances from many familiar faces, such as OJ Simpson, Kanye West, Jussie Smollett, Will Smith, Kobe Bryant, and Nipsey Hussle. All of whom are super-imposed onto Kendrick's face to almost give the impression that they are the ones rapping.

Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers is out May 13.