At long last, Kendrick Lamar has released his new album Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers, his final album for Top Dawg Entertainment.

Lamar officially announced the record last month with a link to his Oklama website, which revealed the LP title and release date.

The album is split into two volumes of nine tracks; it features a string of notable collaborators, such as Portishead’s Beth Gibbons, Summer Walker, Ghostface Killah, Thundercat, Baby Keem, Sampha, and others. Listen to Kendrick Lamar’s new album Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers below.

The album repeatedly features the voice of Eckhart Tolle; the spiritual teacher and author narrates multiple songs. Lamar’s partner Whitney Alford is credited as a narrator on several songs, including “We Cry Together,” which also features a Florence and the Machine sample.

Producers across the album include Pharrell, Duval Timothy, the Alchemist, Beach Noise, Boi-1da, Sounwave, Dahi, FNZ, J.LBS, Bekon, and many more.

Lamar alludes to cancel culture throughout the album, and Kodak Black is a notable presence on several tracks. 

Last year, in a case relating to a 2016 incident, the rapper pleaded guilty to the first degree assault and battery of a woman who had also accused him of rape.

He is an outspoken supporter of former President Donald J. Trump, who commuted his four-year prison sentence on a weapons charge in early 2021.