When Kendrick Lamar’s “The Heart Part 4” dropped two weeks ago, the track’s foreboding lyrics sent warning shots for, presumably, a new album from the Compton rap prodigy dropping this Friday (April 7).
But now that the morning of the long-awaited rumored release date has come and gone with nothing more than a pre-order and tracklist for the project, TDE fans have officially flown off the deep end.
Captured from iTunes, the only song available is the already-released “HUMBLE.” that took hip-hop by lyrical and visual storm just a week prior (March 31). There’s also 14 tracks, including “HUMBLE.,” without titles or features as well. What fans can confirm, however, is a scheduled April 14 release date.
At least half of the anticipation is due to K-Dot's alleged shots at several rap rivals such as Big Sean and Drake in his first two singles of 2017. While it was undeniably clear that he was lyrically cautioning unnamed individuals to stay in their place, it was even more apparent that the upcoming album is loading up relentless headshots at his adversaries, and we've been warned.
See the internet beckoning for K-Dot’s new album below.
@kendricklamar has April 14th to get his shit together!— Hussain Ahmed (@____hussain) April 7, 2017
You got me fucked up @kendricklamar— Posh Spice (@adabofash) April 7, 2017
"Screw this exam! Kendrick Lamar didn't drop his album! Idc about this exam anymore" yelled out a kid as we're just about to write our exam— Kristina (@KristinaTrlin) April 7, 2017
Everybody mad at Donald Trump, but I'm more pissed that Kendrick Lamar postponed his album— robin hood (@AyeYoJDoe_) April 7, 2017
When you wake up and see The Chainsmokers album released instead of Kendrick Lamar's pic.twitter.com/SsNrCWvjnY— Phillip (@PhillippBrown) April 7, 2017
When you find out Kendrick Lamar album ain't dropping on the 7th just the preorder is pic.twitter.com/VghcmDsLzn— Ryan Jamal (@BRO_HEN314) April 7, 2017
*sees that Kendrick's album got pushed back to the 14th* https://t.co/Dlv0k9gtxU— Michael Thompson (@That_Guy_MT2) April 7, 2017
When April 7th is just the pre-order for Kendrick's album and not the album itself. pic.twitter.com/MROz6cyoit— Aaron Dyke (@ShaquilleOPeel) April 7, 2017
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