UPDATE: DAMN. is here! Listen now:

Plus new video for “DNA.” 


Waiting with baited breath for Kendrick Lamar’s next album to drop? Me too. In the interim, I’ve been listening to “The Heart Part 4” and “Humble” on repeat. There are think pieces everywhere, and I’m sure even more will come out once we get a chance to listen to the album. I don’t usually read think pieces about Kendrick Lamar, mainly because I almost always disagree. That said, Very Smart Brothas has an interesting take on criticism and think pieces (largely focused on Dave Chappelle’s comedy special) and the importance of engaging with art. It’s worth a read.

Enjoy both new releases below and get ready for new album Damn dropping this week.

Learning to accept it, and not run away from it, that’s how I want this album to feel.

-Kendrick Lamar