New music Fridays are a thrilling, yet daunting prospect for any music lover.
It’s essentially a weekly holiday where fan-favorite artists and fresh faces alike drop their latest offerings for all the world to hear, flooding streaming services and digital retailers with an onslaught of aural goodies. But who has the time to sit there and listen to everything before updating their playlists? There’s just too much good stuff! (And, if we’re being honest, usually a few stinkers, too.)
As it turns out, we do. Welcome to The MixtapE!
Kendrick Lamar is taking a big step back into the music industry.
On May 13, the Grammy winner dropped his first record in five years, a double album called titled Mr. Morale and the Big Steppers. The two discs—titled “Big Steppers” and “Mr. Morale”—feature 18 tracks total, with the complete work running about an hour and 15 minutes.
While Kendrick’s new music is already overwhelming streaming services, others are buzzing about the album cover. The “Humble” rapper’s fiancée Whitney Alford is seen cradling an infant on a bed while the rapper—wearing a crown of thorns—holds a toddler. According to TMZ, the couple quietly welcomed their second child together recently.