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Kendrick Lamar already working on next album, says producer Sounwave

The rapper's fifth album ‘Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers’ came out in May

By Will Richards

Kendrick Lamar
Kendrick Lamar (Picture: Renell Medrano)

Kendrick Lamar is already at work on his next album, according to producer Sounwave.

Lamar released 18-track opus Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers on 13 May this year, and is currently beginning a global tour in support of the album.

According to Sounwave, who has worked consistently with Lamar across his career, work on the rapper’s sixth album began as soon as the most recent one was finished.

Speaking to Complex, the producer said: “Like, we’re starting on the next one now. That’s never going to change, all the way from the Kendrick Lamar EP. The next day, we started on Section.80. It’s just the ideas never stopped.”

The producer added that, in order to keep the creativity going, he is following Lamar on his current US tour, and says that the pair are “like kids in a candy shop” when making music together.

Kendrick Lamar (Picture: pgLang)

Kendrick’s world tour behind ‘Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers’ will take in a number of British dates in November. The critically acclaimed rapper will headline arenas in Glasgow, Leeds, Newcastle, Birmingham, Manchester, and London, where he will play two nights at The O2.

His cousin and collaborator Baby Keem will support on all of those dates, alongside Tanna Leone; both artists contributed to ‘Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers’, with Keem chipping in on four songs: ‘N95’, ‘Die Hard’, ‘Savior (Interlude)’, and ‘Savior’.

See Kendrick Lamar’s forthcoming UK tour dates below:

2 – Glasgow, OVO Hydro
3 – Leeds, First Direct Arena
4 – Newcastle, Metro Radio Arena
5 – Birmingham, Utilita Arena
7 – London, The O2 Arena
8 – London, The O2 Arena
16 – Manchester, AO Arena