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Kendrick Lamar releases new single, ‘The Heart Part 5’: Listen

Its video features Kendrick deepfaking as Kanye West, OJ Simpson, Will Smith and more


Kendrick Lamar has released his first single in four years, ‘The Heart Part 5’. Check it out, along with its video, below. 

Having shared a new teaser for his forthcoming album, 'Mr Morale & The Big Steppers', last week, the rapper's new single doubles up as the latest in his 'The Heart' series – a 12-year run of songs released to mark a bigger project - it's Lamar's first single as a lead artist since 2018.

The single is accompanied by a video, directed by Lamar and Dave Free, and features deepfake work by Deep Voodoo. In it, Lamar's face morphs into the face of celebrities including Will Smith, Kobe Bryant, OJ Simpson, Kanye West and more. Watch it below.

The long-awaited follow-up to his Pulitzer-winning fourth album, 'DAMN.,' 'Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers' is Lamar's final project for his long-time label home, Top Dawg Entertainment. Set for release on 13th May, the album is tipped to be double album, due to the two CDs that appear in the latest image on his Oklama website

Beyond his new album, Lamar is currently working on a new live-action comedy film with South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker. Production on the as-yet-untitled project is due to begin later this year.