It took Kendrick Lamar 1,855 days to drop a new album since the release of his Pulitzer Prize-winning DAMN. During that time, fans waited impatiently for new music to arrive, trusting it would deliver soul-expanding moments.
Now that the new album, Mr Morale & the Big Steppers, is finally here, it’s time for some collective processing. Here’s a round-up of thought-provoking takes shared on Beams.
Is this Kendrick’s first album without a hit? Is that necessarily a bad thing? Mavi makes his case for why we need to let this record sink in before drawing conclusions.
@raptalksk thinks this is Lamar’a most ambitious work. He doesn’t agree with critics who are dumping on the album’s production.
@Wowthatshiphop says that, while his personal expectations weren’t met, this was the point Lamar was trying to make.
@joeyhiphop predicts we're going to be studying Mr Morale for a long time. He adds that he'd be lying if he said he didn't have mixed feelings about it.
Finally, @jennifertoro shares her disappointment at rapper Kodak Black making multiple appearances on the album.
Want to add your voice to the conversation? Download Beams and record your 90-second take with the tap of a button 🎙️✨