Kendrick Lamar releases surprise album untitled unmastered

The Compton rap god has shared eight tracks spanning 2013 to this year

Kendrick Lamar has dropped an eight-track EP titled untitled unmastered. The tracks are unheard as of yet with the exception of two songs (untitled 03 and untitled 08) that have been performed live on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and The Late Show with Steven Colbert.

“Every element of Kendrick Lamar’s unedited unmastered tells you something about the Compton MC’s provocative, multi-layered genius,” reads the iTunes editor’s notes. “Take the contrast of the collection’s ultra-generic title and its attention-grabbing out-of-left-field release. Take the retro-futuristic, Funkadelic-inspired grooves that simmer under tracks like untitled 02 or untitled 06. These are only the beginning of Lamar’s hypnotic, nuanced nod to hip-hop’s deep roots and unstoppable political and expressive currency. Songs like untitled 03 and untitled 05—with layered references, wild-eyed jazz solos, and cutting insight—continue the brilliant reign of King Kendrick.”

See the tracklisting below and listen to the LP in the player below.


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.