A couple of days ago, Top Dawg Entertainment label boss Anthony Tiffith announced that he would be releasing a new album this week. That was already pretty exciting news, but now it looks like that album might be a surprise Kendrick Lamar album, which makes it really exciting news! As Reddit has discovered, Spotify apparently pulled a Tidal tonight and accidentally uploaded the entire album early. It’s not streaming yet — maybe later tonight? — but you can check it out here. It looks to be called untitled unmastered., and fittingly, all eight tracks are untitled. Here’s the full tracklist:
01 “untitled 01 08.19.2014″
02 “untitled 02 06.23.2014″
03 “untitled 03 05.28.2013″
04 “untitled 04 08.14.2014″
05 “untitled 05 09.21.2014″
06 “untitled 06 06.30.2014″
07 “untitled 07 2014 – 2016″
08 “untitled 08 09.06.2014″
It seems likely that the album is a collection of all the untitled, unreleased songs that Kendrick has been debuting live on TV broadcasts like The Colbert Report, The Late Show, The Tonight Show, and the Grammys, which is great news because all of those songs were fucking incredible. And it looks like LeBron James might’ve inspired TDE to release them:
— LeBron James (@KingJames) February 23, 2016
Dam my nigga u on my head 2…The fans been killing me. Y'all just backed me in a corner..Give me a few days 2 think https://t.co/5mFIPYUMXJ
— dangeroo kipawaa TDE (@dangerookipawaa) February 23, 2016
So, uh, thank you LeBron! Poor Kendrick can’t catch a break in terms of album releases, though — Apple fucked up the release of To Pimp A Butterfly, and now Spotify dropped the ball on this one. Kendrick deserves better!
UPDATE: It’s here.