|name:||Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers|
|Release date:||May 13, 2022|
Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers is the fifth studio album by American rapper, Kendrick Lamar. It was released on May 13, 2022, through PGLang, Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE), Aftermath Entertainment, and Interscope Records.
The album consists of 18 tracks which features narration by Whitney Alford and Eckhart Tolle, and guest appearances from Blxst, Amanda Reifer, Sampha, Taylour Paige, Summer Walker, Ghostface Killah, Baby Keem, Kodak Black, Sam Dew, Tanna Leone, and Beth Gibbons of Portishead.
In addition, Lamar said earlier before the album release that the project will be his final album under the 'Top Dawg Entertainment' label, via his words, said:
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. 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.