While many fans were recovering from the letdown of realizing that Kendrick Lamar's new album wouldn't be available for another week, Redditors were busy cracking the code.
Kendrick Lamar made his next album available for pre-order on Thursday night. And while the tracklist mysteriously artwork, song titles and the album title, a Reddit user has craftily found out a way to see the album's composer credits after pre-ordering it.
Music heads who read the credits will recognize many of the names listed here. Alchemist, Mike WiLL Made-It, BADBADNOTGOOD, 9th Wonder, DJ Dahi and Cardo are all mentioned (presumably as producers), while TDE's in-house producer Sounwave comes up multiple times. James Blake and the members of U2 are also listed, though as Complex notes, only time will tell if those are guest appearances or sample references.
Kendrick has made magic with some of those folks before. DJ Dahi produced "Money Trees" from Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City, Kendrick guested with Rae Sremmurd on "Perfect Pint" on Mike WiLL Made-It's Ransom 2, and Sounwave has been a huge part of each of Kendrick's TDE albums since Section.80 dropped in 2011. But the other names should produce intriguing results.
See the composer credits for Kendrick Lamar's as-yet-untitled album below, and stay tuned for the full release on Friday, April 14.
Track 1: K. Duckworth, D. Tannenbaum & Anthony Tiffith (Top Dawg)
Track 2: K. Duckworth & M. Williams II (Mike Will Made It)
Track 3: K. Duckworth, M. Spears (Sounwave), D. Natche (DJ Dahi) & Anthony Tiffith
Track 4: K. Duckworth, M. Spears, J. Blake (James Blake) & R Riera
Track 5: K. Duckworth & M. Spears
Track 6: K. Duckworth, D. Natche, M. Spears, Anthony Tiffith & T. Martin
Track 7: K. Duckworth, S. Lacy, A. Wise & Anthony Tiffith
Humble: K. Duckworth & M. Williams II
Track 9: K. Duckworth, D. Natche, M. Spears, C. Hansen, A. Sowinski, M Tavares & L. Whitty (BADBADNOTGOOD)
Track 10: K. Duckworth, Z. Pacaldo, T. Walton, M. Spears, G. Kurstin & Anthony Tiffith
Track 11: K. Duckworth, M. Williams II, D. Natche, M. Spears, Anthony Tiffith, P. Hewson, D. Evans, A. Clayton & L. Mullen (U2)
Track 12: K. Duckworth & D. Maman (The Alchemist)
Track 13: K. Duckworth, R Riera, M. Spears, D. Natche, D. Tannenbaum, Anthony Tiffith & R. LaTour (Cardo)
Track 14: K. Duckworth & P. Douthit (9th Wonder)