5 Takeaways From Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Mr. Morale and the Big Steppers’

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5 Takeaways From Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Mr. Morale and the Big Steppers’

5 , Takeaways From Kendrick Lamar’s, ‘Mr. Morale and the Big Steppers’.

Lamar's newest album dropped on May 13.

Before revealing a full review, 'Rolling Stone' shared these five observations after first hearing the album.

1.

The new release is kind of like a double album.

Disc 1: 'Big Steppers' is 34 minutes long, and Disc 2: 'Mr. Morale' has a 38-minute runtime.

2.

The guest list is filled with surprises.

Some of the features include Blxst, Wu-Tang member Ghostface Killah, R&B singer Summer Walker.

Some of the features include Blxst, Wu-Tang member Ghostface Killah, R&B singer Summer Walker.

Some of the features include Blxst, Wu-Tang member Ghostface Killah, R&B singer Summer Walker.

Caribbean artist Amanda Reifer, British artist Sampha.

Caribbean artist Amanda Reifer, British artist Sampha.

Baby Keem, Beth Gibbons of Portishead and Kodak Black.

Baby Keem, Beth Gibbons of Portishead and Kodak Black.

Baby Keem, Beth Gibbons of Portishead and Kodak Black.

3.

Kendrick's been reading the news.

He addresses Drake and Kanye making amends, Kyrie Irving's antivax stance and Vladimir Putin, among other topics.

He addresses Drake and Kanye making amends, Kyrie Irving's antivax stance and Vladimir Putin, among other topics.

He addresses Drake and Kanye making amends, Kyrie Irving's antivax stance and Vladimir Putin, among other topics.

4.

"Auntie Diaries" is a Song of the Year contender.

'Rolling Stone' reports that the song is the first within hip-hop to honor the trans community while sharing experiences within his own family.

5.

Kendrick takes on "Cancel Culture.".

On "N95," Lamar says, "I am too real/I'm done with the sensitive taking it personal.".

Overall, 'Rolling Stone' finds that Lamar's lyrics indicate he's growing and letting go of biases he may have had in his youth


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