Three beforehand unreleased Kendrick Lamar tracks – “Pc Love,” “Pure,” and “Make Me Comfortable” – have leaked on Spotify and different platforms.
The unofficial songs’ streaming service arrival only recently entered the media highlight, having been recognized by a number of social-media customers (a few of whom are calling for the tracks to obtain a correct launch) and hip-hop blogs. Grouped collectively as “Morale pack” and featured on a number of playlists, the works in query are hooked up to “artists” named Marozy and, in a separate add, Unnittm.
Moreover, the copyright data displayed on the backside of the Unnittm model’s Spotify web page means that an unauthorized third social gathering (or events) used a free distribution service to add the songs on Monday, January ninth. And whereas Spotify has already pulled the tracks, they remained reside on YouTube and Deezer on the time of this writing.
On YouTube, “The massive stepper” is credited because the works’ author. Nevertheless, frequent Lamar collaborator DJ Dahi clarified in an Instagram Story that the demos at hand, regardless of their “album title” and the 2022 launch of Mr. Morale & the Massive Steppers, are literally 4 years outdated.
“Why are y’all leaking s—t from 4 years in the past???” requested the 39-year-old, per a screenshot captured by Warner Music-owned HipHopDX. “We didn’t even bounce these data out. These kdot data are strictly demos. Y’all actually dying of thirst out right here lol.”
However the works’ relative age, sure listeners have pinpointed inventive similarities to elements of Mr. Morale & the Massive Steppers in addition to a 2021 launch from Child Keem (Kendrick Lamar’s cousin). As soon as once more on the time of this writing, neither the Governors Ball and Bonnaroo headliner Lamar nor his manager appeared to have addressed the leak on social media.
Evidently, although, that an as-yet-unidentified particular person or people obtained after which leaked Kendrick Lamar’s music is problematic for quite a few causes. An ever-growing variety of new projects are arriving on streaming platforms every day, and figuring out unapproved uploads might turn out to be more and more tough in consequence.
However the former Top Dawg Entertainment artist is hardly the one member of the music neighborhood who’s grappled with unauthorized releases as of late. Megan Thee Stallion remains to be working to determine who leaked Traumazine forward of its official rollout final yr.
In fact, the latter state of affairs appears notably important as a result of it concerned the untimely debut of a brand new challenge versus music that was anticipated to stay shelved. Beyoncé’s Renaissance additionally made its approach onto the web sooner than anticipated, presumably because of the abroad distribution of CDs.