Updated 04:04 AM EDT, Wed, Sep 22, 2021

Kendrick Lamar New Album 2015 Release Date: Out This Month!

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Kendrick Lamar finally announced the release date for his newest album.

According to the pre-sale page on iTunes, Lamar's new album, which will be available for $14.99, will be out this coming Mar. 23, and it will include a "Digital Booklet," Consequence of Sound reported.

The rapper also tweeted about the iTunes pre-order link. The album, which is still labeled "[Untitled]" on iTunes, will have 16 tracks. but only one track, "The Blacker the Berry," was named in the album. It is also unknown if the untitled track, which he sang when he appeared on "The Colbert Report," is also included in the list of songs.

The new album is Lamar's follow up to his "good kid, m.A.A.d. city" album released last 2012, according to Pitchfork

Schedule of performances

Just this week, the rapper also announced another upcoming gig for the year. He will be joining Calvin Harris, The Weekend and other artists in the Sweetlife Festival, Billboard reported.

The event will happen on May 30 to 31 at the Columbia, Md.'s Merriweather Post Pavillion. According to Billboard, Pixies, Charlie XCX, Billy Idol, Phantogram, Marina & the Diamons, Bleachers, Tove Lo, Vance Joy, Lucius, Vic Mensa, Allen Stone, SZA, Raury, Misterwives, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Sinkane, San Fermin, Life of Dillion, Wet, Goldlink, Sun Club, Holy Child and The Walking Sticks will also be performing in the event.

The California-born rapper will also perform at the Wayiome on July 24 to 26 and the Air + Style Festival at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Ca. on Feb. 21 to 22.

Rise to fame

Lamar is a "lyrically complex, political savvy artist who would normally be confined to the underground rap scene," according to The Guardian. He was considered as this "era's Bob Dylan," according to Dr. Dre who signed him an artist deal. Dr. Dre added that he has a "masterful story telling" in his music.

He said that he was inspired by iconic rappers like Tupac Shakur, Jay-Z, Nas, Eminem and The Notorious B.I.G.

In 2014, Lamar got a Grammy nomination for album of the year in his "good kid, m.A.A.d. city" work, according to Billboard. This album has sold about 1.38 million copies.

Lamar's music dominance for 2015 continues as he reached the Top 10 chart in February, according to another report by Billboard. He was able to steal the No. 2 spot from Katy Perry with his song "The Blacker the Berry." 

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