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Kendrick Lamar Releases Surprise ‘untitled unmastered.’ Album

Eight-track project available on iTunes

Althea Legaspi Mar 04, 2016
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kendrick lamar approved photo - 2013d049993f-c06d-4f6e-8270-f08ebe2833ceOn Thursday, speculation of a new Kendrick Lamar project surfaced after an album titled untitled unmastered., was posted on Lamar’s Spotify page. Each of the eight album tracks are listed as untitled with the addition of dates that span 2013 to 2016. By Thursday evening, Top Dawg Entertainment CEO Anthony Tiffith confirmed that the album would be released later that night, and he made good on the promise when he shared a tweet, saying, “Go get it,” with a link to the album.

Early on Thursday evening, Tiffith wrote on Instagram, “Yeah muthafuckers KING KENDRICK returns 2night.. thank @kingJames for this”¦ #TDE.” Tiffith thanked LeBron James for coaxing the album’s release after James had tweeted at him to release the music following Lamar’s Grammy performance. Earlier in the week, Tiffith had teased that a new Lamar album would be coming out in 2016 in an Instagram post, which showed a photo of a whiteboard with the words “KDot ??? (GET TOP ON THE PHONE)” on it, along with other upcoming TDE releases.

Lamar performed an untitled track during the Grammys. He said that it came from one of the tracks that did not make To Pimp a Butterfly. “I got a chamber of material from the album that I was in love [with] where sample clearances or something as simple as a deadline kept it off the album,” Lamar said in an interview with Grammy.com that was continued on 2 Dope Boyz. “But I think probably close to ten songs that I’m in love with that I’ll still play and still perform that didn’t make the cut.”

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Lamar also performed “untitled 02” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and performed another untitled song from the album on The Colbert Report as the show’s final musical guest.

untitled unmastered. is available via iTunes.

untitled unmastered. track list

1. “untitled 01 08.19.2014.”
2. “untitled 02 06.23.2014.”
3. “untitled 03 05.28.2013.”
4. “untitled 04 08.14.2014.”
5. “untitled 05 09.21.2014.”
6. “untitled 06 06.30.2014.”
7. “untitled 07 2014 – 2016.”
8. “untitled 08 09.06.2014.”

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