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Fans demand Kendrick Lamar's Mr Morale & The Big Steppers on vinyl

Amber Peake May 12, 2022
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Kendrick Lamar’s new album Mr Morale & The Big Steppers is set to be released tomorrow (Friday 13 May), with some fans already wondering whether it will be on vinyl.

Despite the album not officially dropping until Friday, fans have already taken to social media asking the musician for it to be released on vinyl.

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Kendrick Lamar’s fifth studio album drops on Friday

Kendrick Lamar announced the upcoming release of his long-awaited album Mr Morale & The Big Steppers last month.

At the time, the musician broke the news as he shared a link to his blog while quoting a fan tweet that claimed he had officially retired.

Mr Morale & The Big Steppers is Kendrick’s fifth studio album and comes five years after his 2017 album DAMN.

Following the announcement of his upcoming album, Kendrick has remained tight-lipped on the new release but has shared cryptic hints on his blog.

This week fans got to learn a bit more about the album as he released its cover art which was shot by photographer Renell Medrano:

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Fans hope Mr Morale & The Big Steppers will have a vinyl release

While Kendrick Lamar’s fifth studio album does not drop until tomorrow, fans have already begun hoping for a vinyl edition.

Following the release of the album cover art yesterday (Wednesday 11 May), some there have been fan discussions on Reddit as well as some fans tweeting at the musician asking whether they can expect a vinyl drop too:

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Mr Morale & The Big Steppers would not be his only vinyl release

While it is not confirmed whether fans will get a Mr Morale & The Big Steppers release on vinyl, it would not be the first time Kendrick Lamar’s projects have been pressed on vinyl.

All four of his past studio albums Good Kid M.A.A.d City, To Pimp A Butterfly, Untitled Unmastered and DAMN have all had vinyl releases.

For those wanting to build up their collection of Kendrick Lamar vinyls, all four appear to still be available to buy on Amazon.

Ahead of Mr Morale & The Big Steppers’ release, some have looked back on the artist’s past vinyls on TikTok:

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Amber is an entertainment journalist with a love for anything showbiz, celeb or reality TV. After graduating with a degree in Journalism at Brunel University she became a Showbiz Reporter at Having written for both HITC and The Focus, Amber is now a staff writer for The Focus covering the latest celeb and entertainment trends.