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.
Now, I hate the leaked lists more than most things in the world, but the last time one of these popped up (the peculiar case of the Gorillaz’s new album, Humanz) it turned out to be precisely the advertised roster. Suppose we’ll have to wait and see, though. Peep the leaked track list for Kendrick Lamar’s rumored new album below and hope with us all this isn’t just some music nerd pulling on the heart strings of the world. Revisit “The Heart Part 4” in this week’s installment of The Round-Up.
1. Purple Hibiscus – produced by Sounwave & Terrace Martin
2. Counterfeit – produced by Rahki & Taz Arnold
3. Trust Everyone – produced by DJ Dahi, Terrace Martin & Thundercat
4. Delusional (Like You Haven’t) – featuring Anderson .Paak & Anna Wise, produced by Sounwave
5. Product – featuring Andre Benjamin, produced by Kanye West & Taz Arnold
6. Richard Nixon – produced by LoveDragon
7. None of Your Business – featuring Anna Wise, Kanye West & Q-Tip, produced by DJ Dahi, Kanye West & Sounwave
8. Double Standards – produced by LoveDragon & Rahki
9. If You Had Me, You Lost Me (Interlude) – produced by Flying Lotus & Mono/Poly
10. Commercialized, Failed Experiments – produced by Alchemist, Cardo & Swizz Beatz
11. Ten Steps – featuring Bilal, D’Angelo, & Thundercat, produced by Sounwave & Terrace Martin
12. Paranoia, Is Love Stronger Than Death? – produced by K.L. & LoveDragon
13. Rest in Paradise (Interlude) – produced by Terrace Martin
14. Swim with the Fishes (God Said) – produced by Sounwave & Terrace Martin