Written by: Alex Green
After a series of head-fakes, Kendrick Lamar has announced the official release date of his new record.
The latest head-fake came in a line from “The Heart Part 4” where Lamar warned, “Y’all got ’til April the 7th to yet y’all shit together.”
With a Coachella-headlining slot looming a week from that date, many felt Lamar was wisely letting his fans know intertextually that the album would drop on the 7th.
But no such luck.
The date that Lamar cited in the song referred to when pre-orders could be made.
Subterfuge and the misreading of hints aside, Lamar has announced that the follow up to his winning To Pimp A Butterfly album will be out April 14. Although it’s only two days before his Coachella gig, Lamar seems to feel that’s ample time for his fans to familiarize themselves with his new work.
The album will contain 14 tracks, two of which have already leaked: the aforementioned “The Heart Part 4” and “Humble.”
SEM got our hands on the album’s credits through Reddit and we’ve posted them below.
It’s a staggering list that features collaborations with everyone from U2 to Badbadnotgood.
Kendrick Lamar Album Credits
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)