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LeBron James is sharing previews of Kendrick Lamar's new album Damn. The previews popped up via LeBron's Instagram Story, just one day ahead of the hotly anticipated album's release. Of course, the clips are slowly but surely getting ripped and reposted to Twitter:
At the time of this writing, rips were also popping up on KanyeToThe and Streamable:
Mike Will Made-It, Sounwave, and 9th Wonder are among the producers Kendrick has assembled for his follow-up to last year's Untitled Unmastered. Damn also features collaborations with Rihanna, U2, Zacari, and more:
The album's first single, the Mike Will and Pluss-produced "Humble," debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week. "Humble" gives Kendrick his fourth top 10 single and his first in a lead role, following his appearance on Taylor Swift's No. 1 single "Bad Blood" in 2015. The track's accompanying video was directed by Dave Meyers and the Little Homies (a.k.a. Kendrick and Dave Free):
Last year, LeBron's tweeted request for Kendrick to release Untitled Unmastered was followed just days later by the album's unveiling. "I think he's great," LeBron said of Untitled Unmastered and his admiration for Kendrick's work, according to ESPN. "It's great to have family like that and people—even in different areas, not just in sports—that you can look to and hear for inspiration and things of that nature."