TDE has been making noise this week and they haven't even dropped any music. That’s about to change.
According to Kendrick Lamar himself he has a “Chamber of Unreleased Material” that has left fans - from your everyday blogger to Lebron James - wanting more. Well, it looks like we are about to get our wish in the form of an eight song, 34 minute project.
Earlier today, artwork and a Spotify link to a new Kendrick Lamar project leaked and it appears to be exactly what we thought; a collection of tracks from the vault.
While the Spotify link isn't currently playable, the album is the real deal (check the Aftermath/Interscope copyright at the bottom) and gives a peek into the aptly-named, untitled unmastered. project.
The prevailing theory is that these songs are all from live performances, after all, each one comes with a date attached and Kendrick's certainly no stranger to cooking up original music for shows. However, it's hard to pair those dates up with a specific well known performances - each track is from 2014 except for one in 2013 and another ranging from 2014-2016. Until we can actually listen all we can do is guess, but it looks like we wont have to wait long.
I don't want to say we helped bring on the release, but Punch did checkout my investigation into Kendrick's past, unreleased work earlier this week. Now we get a project of (maybe) some of that music? Coincidence? Probably, but still, you're welcome world.
Now let's sit back and pray this project goes live soon.
UPDATE: TDE CEO Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith has confirmed that Kendrick's new project will indeed be released this evening.
UPDATE 2: untitled unmastered. is now available for purchase on Apple Music. It's also streaming via Spotify and TIDAL.
UPDATE 3: You can now read our 1 Listen review of untitled unmastered.
Lucas Garrison is a writer for DJBooth. His favorite album is College Dropout but you can also tweet him your favorite Migos songs at @LucasDJBooth.