Kendrick Lamar Gives New Details About Album + Says He’s Leaving TDE

Kendrick Lamar performs on stage on day 1 of Sziget Festival 2018 on August 8
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Kendrick Lamar shared some shocking news.

In a lengthy post, he announced he’s parting ways with longtime label Top Dawg Entertainment. He said, “As I produce my final TDE album, I feel joy to have been a part of such a cultural imprint after 17 years.”

He started the letter by reflecting on a few things. He said, “I spend most of my days with fleeting thoughts. Writing. Listening. And collecting old Beach cruisers. The morning rides keep me on a hill of silence. I go months without a phone. Love, loss, and grief have disturbed by comfort zone, but the glimmers of God speak through my music and family. While the world around me evolves, I reflect on what matters the most. The life in which my words will land next.”

He hinted that he’d be “seeing fans soon” in the letter. Kendrick wrote, “Thank you for keeping me in your thoughts. I’ve prayed for you all. See you soon enough.”

The letter ended with the word “oklama.” Take a look: