“The cat is out the bag, I am not your savior. I find it just as difficult to love thy neighbor.” #MrMoraleAndTheBigSteppers
Reviews and Opinions of New Kendrick Lamar
The new Kendrick Lamar album #MrMoraleAndTheBigSteppers features Portishead’s Beth Gibbons, author Eckhart Tolle, Sampha, Thundercat, Pharrell, Duval Timothy, Ghostface, Summer Walker, and more. Listen and check out the album’s credits.
The collection over and over highlights the voice of Eckhart Tolle; the profound instructor and creator is the storyteller on numerous melodies. Lamar’s accomplice Whitney Alford is credited as a storyteller on “We Cry Together,” which likewise includes a Florence and the Machine test. It likewise includes creation from Pharrell, Duval Timothy, the Alchemist, Beach Noise, Boi-1da, Sounwave, Dahi, FNZ, J.LBS, Bekon, and some more.
Lamar has since uncovered the collection fine art for Mr. Morale and The Big Steppers: a serious picture shot by Renell Medrano. In the close room scene, Lamar wears a crown of thistles while conveying a youngster whose look pierces the camera. Behind the scenes, a lady sits on a destroyed bed holding a child. Lamar, who has a weapon obviously got into his jeans, gazes through of the window, as though watching out for dangers.
There’s something special about waiting 5 years to drop a new album. Kendrick had time to LIVE— and then share that. Artists used to have that luxury.
People will make a big deal out of the “Kanye and Drake” name drop but nothing crazy. He acknowledged his competitive nature and confusion over the reunion because it happened in the middle of them competing. He not mature enough to do that.
Features on kendrick’s Mr. Morale and The Bigsteppers:
– blxst – amanda reifer – sampha – taylour paige – summer walker – ghostface killah – kodak black – baby keem – sam dew – tanna leone – beth gibbons
Kendrick really left everybody starving for a long time and went on to drop an ALBUM OF THE YEAR as he always does… But the versatility on this is top notch DAMN!!! I can’t stop listening…
Kendrick addressing the mental health issues that plague the black community during Mental Health Awareness Month was major. A few themes I caught were anxiety, sexual abuse, silence culture, domestic violence, survivor’s guilt, among other traumas.
- United in Grief [prod. OKLAMA, Sounwave, J. LBS, Duval Timothy, Beach Noise & Tim Maxey]
- N95 [prod. Sounwave, Jahaan Sweet, Boi-1da, Baby Keem]
- Worldwide Steppers [prod. Tae Beast, Sounwave, J. LBS]
- Die Hard (feat. Blxst & Amanda Reifer) [prod. Baby Keem, Sounwave, J. LBS, Dahi, FNZ]
- Father Time (feat. Sampha) [prod. Sounwave, Dahi, Bekon, Beach Noise, Duval Timothy, Victor Ekpo]
- Rich – Interlude [prod. Duval Timothy]
- Rich Spirit [prod. Sounwave, Dahi, Frano]
- We Cry Together (feat. Taylour Paige) [prod. The Alchemist, J. LBS, Bekon]
- Purple Hearts (feat. Summer Walker & Ghostface Killah) [prod. Sounwave, DJ Khalil, Beach Noise, J. LBS]
10. Count Me Out [prod. OKLAMA, Sounwave, Dahi, J. LBS, Tim Maxey]
11. Crown [prod. Duval Timothy]
12. Silent Hill (feat. Kodak Black) [prod. Sounwave, Boi-1da, Jahaan Sweet, Beach Noise]
13. Savior – Interlude [prod. OKLAMA, J. LBS, Sounwave]
14. Savior [prod. OKLAMA, Sounwave, J. LBS, Cardo, Mario Luciano, Rascal]
15. Auntie Diaries [prod. Beach Noise, Bekon & The Donuts, Craig Balmoris, Bekon, Sergiu Ghermanm, Tyler Mehlenbacher]
16. Mr. Morale (feat. Tanna Leone) [prod. Pharrell Williams]
17. Mother | Sober (feat. Beth Gibbons of Portishhead) [prod. J.LBS, Sounwave, Bekon]
18. Mirror [prod. Bekon, Tyler Mehlenbacher, Sergiu Gherman, Craig Balmoris, Dahi, Sounwave, Tim Maxey]
OKLAMA is Kendrick’s moniker for production credits
Kendrick Lamars Statement on his Website
“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.”