With little warning, Kendrick Lamar has released a new double album, HUMBLE., just one day after dropping its title track and lead single. It’s his first proper studio album since To Pimp a Butterfly (2015’s #1 album) and his first release since last year’s compilation Untitled Unmastered. The 12-song project features an illustrious supporting cast: Kanye West, Beyoncé, André 3000, Vince Staples, Danny Brown, Anderson .Paak, SZA, and Lance Skiiwalker.
West and Rick Rubin served as HUMBLE.’s executive producers, while Mike Will Made It, Metro Boomin, A Tribe Called Quest’s Q-Tip, Flying Lotus, Knxwledge, and Zaytoven also put in work behind the boards.
Notably, the album closes with a 20-minute “medley” called “Mr. 1–5” — a scorched-earth diatribe against Donald Trump (and all of his other foes).
Kendrick Lamar, HUMBLE.
02 BOMB FIRST (feat. Danny Brown & Vince Staples)
03 HAIL MARY (feat. Beyoncé)
04 TOSS IT UP
05 LIVE & DIE IN L.A.
06 BLASPHEMY (feat. Kanye West & André 3000)
01 JUT LIKE DADDY
02 HOLD YA HEAD
03 AGAINST ALL ODDS (feat. Anderson .Paak, Lance Skiiwalker & SZA)
04 KUNG FU KENNY
05 MR. 1-5 (MEDLEY)