After reports surfaced last night—somewhat fittingly during the eleventh GOP debate—that a new Kendrick album was coming, untitled unmastered appeared on iTunes, Apple Music, Tidal, Spotify, and Google Play around midnight.
From two cursory listens, untitled unmastered seems like an addendum of sorts to last year’s incredible To Pimp a Butterfly, though this isn’t a bundle of b-sides, castoffs, and other detritus. But most of the tracks feature TPaB’s fusion of jazz and funk. The album also features Adrian Younge, Ali Shaheed Muhammad (from A Tribe Called Quest), and Cee-Lo Green. Oh, and Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys’s 5-year-old son Egypt apparently produced a track.