Kendrick Lamar has released a new song called ‘The Heart Part 5’. It’s the first single ahead of the release of his new album Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers and his first new song as a lead artist since 2018. It arrives with a music video directed by Dave Free and Lamar in which the rapper’s face morphs into different celebrities including OJ Simpson, Will Smith, Jussie Smollett, Kobe Bryant, Kanye West, and Nipsey Hussle. The clip opens with a quote from his new alter ego oklama: “I am. All of us.” Check it out below.
‘The Heart Part 5’ was produced by Beach Noise, the production trio of Matt Schaeffer, Johnny Kosich, and Jake Kosich, with musical contributions from Kyle Miller and Bekon. It’s the latest installment in the rapper’s ‘The Heart’ singles series; he dropped ‘The Heart Part 4’ right before releasing DAMN..
Lamar announced the follow-up to that LP last month by tweeting a link to his oklama website, revealing that the album’s release date is May 13. More recently, he teased the record with a photo of a hand holding both a book and two compact discs.