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Report: Kendrick Lamar Is Exploring "Rock Sounds" For His Next Album

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Could the follow-up to Damn. be on its way?

Kendrick Lamar's next album is reportedly going to be a more rock-influenced endeavor.

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Bill Werde, former Billboard editorial director (and current guest columnist), took to Twitter on Saturday to share the following tweet.

"Did anyone not named Beyonce release better, more meaningful back-to-back albums last decade than Kendrick Lamar? Are you interested to know that I hear from several friends that recording on the new album may finally be done? And that he’s pulling in more rock sounds this time?" Werde wrote.

Werde then proceeded to clarify that the album may not be fully complete, despite recording being done.

"Also, just to be clear, just because recording had hit a point where folks believe it may be finished — albums go back to the studio all the time after this point, and for a million different reasons," he said.

Lamar's last full length release was 2017's Damn. The last update fans received in regards to new material from the rapper was in September 2018.

Top Dawg Entertainment CEO Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffit went live on Instagram live with TDE artist Isaiah Rashad telling fans that he recently heard “damn near” an entire new Kendrick album.

After news circulated that music from K Dot would be on the way, Top Dawg set the record straight. In a post on Instagram he wrote, “KDOT DON’T HAVE A NEW ALBUM COMING SOON,” and urged fans to continue streaming the rapper’s Pulitzer-Prize-winning album, DAMN.