In his surprise single, “The Heart Part 4,” Kendrick Lamar advised rappers (the world?) to brace themselves for April 7th, a date many are speculating signals the release date of a new project.
Over the weekend, conjecture flipped to full-on anxiety with the apparent leak of a track list for the album. And let’s just say that if it stands, K Dot may have another classic in the chamber. It reveals collaborations with longtime TDE contributors Flying Lotus, Thundercat, Sounwave, Anna Wise and Terrace Martin. But it’s the non-labelmate names that should raise eyes and attention. Also featured on the track list, collaborations with D’Angelo, Q-Tip, Kanye West, Andre 3000 and fellow Aftermath artist, Anderson .Paak.
A quick scan of Top Dawg and Punch of TDE’s Twitter timelines doesn’t reveal any clues about the potential April 7 release of an album but it wouldn’t be the first surprise release from the West Coast label as last year’s untitled unmastered. was released without the usual media blitz.
The rumored Kendrick Lamar tracklist appears in full below.
Purple Hibiscus (prod. Sounwave & Terrace Martin) – 08:45
Counterfeit (prod. Rahki & Taz Arnold) – 03:26
Trust Everyone (prod. DJ Dahi, Terrace Martin & Thundercat) – 06:04
Delusional (Like You Haven’t) (f. Anderson .Paak & Anna Wise, prod. Sounwave) – 04:01
Product (f. Andre Benjamin, prod. Kanye West & Taz Arnold) – 04:11
Richard Nixon (prod. LoveDragon) – 05:35
None of Your Business (f. Anna Wise, Kanye West, & Q-Tip, prod. DJ Dahi, Kanye West & Sounwave) – 04:52
Double Standards (prod. LoveDragon & Rahki) – 03:50
If You Had Me, You Lost Me (Interlude) (prod. Flying Lotus & Mono/Poly) – 02:00
Commercialized, Failed Experiments (prod. Alchemist, Cardo & Swizz Beatz) – 04:43
Ten Steps (f. Bilal, D’Angelo, & Thundercat, prod. Sounwave & Terrace Martin) – 04:59
Paranoia, Is Love Stronger Than Death? (prod. K.L. & LoveDragon) – 12:36
Rest in Paradise (Interlude) (prod. Terrace Martin) – 02:21
Swim with the Fishes (God Said) (prod. Sounwave & Terrace Martin) – 07:09