American Rap Super Star, Kendrick Lamar, has unveiled the album cover for his highly anticipated new album, titled “Mr Morale & The Big Steppers”.
The 14-time Grammy award winning rapper revealed the cover for the new album via a post on his Instagram page.
The cover shows Kendrick holding his daughter, with his fiance Whitney Alford sitting on a bed, holding a newborn baby.
Fellow artistes Kehlani, Roddy Ricch and actress Yara Shahidi were among those to react to the unveiling. Shouting out Lamar’s California hometown, Ricch commented, “Compton jesus.” Kehlani wrote “beautiful” and Shahidi Commented, “WOW,” while others chimed in saying the work will be Grammy-nominated for album of the year.
Ahead of the album-cover reveal, Lamar dropped his tune “The Heart Part 5” and an accompanying music video. The visual, which arrived May 8, is a close-up shot of the rapper spitting bars through the song’s entirety as his face morphs into the likes of O.J. Simpson, Kanye West, Jussie Smollett, Kobe Bryant, Will Smith and Nipsey Hussle.
Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers comes after Lamar released three consecutive No. 1 albums on the Billboard 200: To Pimp a Butterfly, Untitled Unmastered and DAMN.