While streaming on Instagram Live on Sunday evening, Anthony "Top Dawg" Tiffith offered a minor but exciting update. "Stay patient," he wrote in a comment during his stream. "King Kendrick will return soon."
He didn't give away when to expect new music from Kung-Fu Kenny, but this is the longest the "Humble" rapper has gone without dropping a solo album since he first started releasing music. Shortly after the release of Damn he did drop Black Panther: The Album in 2018, though, which he featured on every track of.
Over the past few months, there have been rumblings of a new record on the way from Kendrick. In March, Thundercat said that he "worked on the new [album] a little bit." The songwriter and bass expert has been featured on all three of the rapper's major-label albums so far, and it would be safe to assume his next release will follow that trend. The pair even won a Grammy together for "These Walls," one of To Pimp a Buttefly's singles.
Last we heard from Kendrick, he was introducing his new company with Dave Free, pgLang.