After a years-long hiatus, Kendrick Lamar has finally liberated his new album Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers to the world. The project consists of 18 songs and sees some notable contributions from Blxst, Cover Drive’s Amanda Reifer, Sampha, actress Taylour Paige, Summer Walker, Ghostface Killah, Baby Keem, Sam Dew, newly minted pgLang artist Tanna Leone, Portishead’s Beth Gibbons, and Kodak Black — the last of whom makes multiple appearances throughout in conceptual fashion.
As such, many of Kendrick‘s peers (including some of the aforementioned collaborators) have taken a quick break from their own crafts to press play and give their thoughts on Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers. Kodak spent the hours following the release to retweet many of his supporters, while Blxst seemed to bask in the fact that he’s a part of a big moment in music alongside his West Coast peer. Meanwhile, decorated journalist and fellow emcee Rob Markman made a fair point about the expected influx of commentary:
“Gonna be A LOT of conversations about this Kendrick album. And they aren’t all gonna be nice, positive ones. By design…”
Comedian/artist Jack Fox was drawing some laughs due to his ongoing reactions to his first listen:
“this album whoopin my ass I feel like I’m on ketamine … I will literally bite the shit outta somebody for kendrick this is the best nigga … I done took my glasses off and grabbed the bridge of my nose after every song … I am getting my ass whooped…”
As previously reported by REVOLT, Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers will mark Kendrick‘s final album with Top Dawg Entertainment. Still, TDE President Terrence Louis Henderson Jr. (better known as Punch) had nothing but love for the hip hop frontrunner as they formally end their longstanding partnership:
“Shout out to Kendrick Lamar and co… congrats on the new album. Last one on TDE. We made history! Much love and continued success.”
Check out plenty more Twitter reactions from the hip hop community below.
— Kodak Black (@KodakBlack1k) May 13, 2022
— ScHoolboy Q (@ScHoolboyQ) May 13, 2022
Stop tap dancing around the conversation
— Ebro (@oldmanebro) May 13, 2022
Kendrick just made it scary 🔒
— THE VOICE (@lildurk) May 13, 2022
“I got some regrets….But my past won’t keep me from my best” @kendricklamar 🔥 Rumble Young Man Rumble 💪🏾👏🏾
— Kevin Hart (@KevinHart4real) May 13, 2022
i love that Kendrick dropped this album during Mental Health Awareness month and is being so vulnerable/transparent with his life on this album. being an inspiration to others isn’t always easy especially when you gotta admit your downfalls to ppl who think highly of you
— #thePhaRaOhSreturn (@CJFLY_) May 13, 2022
We cry together 😂😂😂🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 kendrick!!!!!
— Worlasi (@worlasigh) May 13, 2022
KENDRICK 🐐 🐐🐐🐐🐐🐐🐐🐐🐐🐐🐐🐐🐐🐐🐐🐐🐐🐐🐐🐐✨✨🐐✨🐐🐐🐐🐐🐐🐐🐐🐐🐐🐐🐐🐐🐐🐐🐐🐐🐐🐐🐐🐐🐐🐐🐐🐐🐐🐐🐐🐐🐐🐐🐐🐐🐐🐐🐐🐐🐐🐐🐐🐐🐐🐐🐐🐐🐐🐐🐐🐐🐐
— JoJo. (@iamjojo) May 13, 2022
New Kendrick Lamar is mixed very well. Top notch engineering.
— IDK (@IDK) May 13, 2022
The music my soul needed Fr SLIDING🔥💿Kendrick a legendary 🐐 Make yo own opinion fuck the trolls
— Mark Phillips (@SupremeDreams_1) May 13, 2022
Shout out to Kendrick Lamar and co… congrats on the new album. Last one on TDE. We made history! Much love and continued success. 🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/qrcVrofI0n
— Punch TDE (@iamstillpunch) May 13, 2022
— Denzel Curry (@denzelcurry) May 13, 2022
— Ibrahim H. (@KingOfQueenz) May 13, 2022
Plus the message ain’t here to please a lot of people! Kendrick is telling his truth 😂😂 he always been lone wolf. If u listen to the album he basically tells u he don’t give fuck
— Mimi The Music Blogger (@mdaixo) May 13, 2022
Kodak Black on a Kendrick album 😭
— Frazier Tharpe II (@The_SummerMan) May 13, 2022
never been this proud to be from La #MrMoraleAndTheBigSteppers
— Blxst (@BLXST) May 13, 2022
Gonna be A LOT of conversations about this Kendrick album. And they aren’t all gonna be nice, positive ones. By design
— Rob Markman 💭 (@RobMarkman) May 13, 2022
I done took my glasses off and grabbed the bridge of my nose after every song
— Zack Fox (@zackfox) May 13, 2022
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