While Kanye West has already released one of the year's most anticipated rap albums with "The Life of Pablo," many are now waiting for the next big release, Drake's "Views From The 6." However, it appears as though Grammy-winning rapper Kendrick Lamar could find his way onto that anticipated list. It's rumored the "Alright" rapper could be dropping new music in 2016.
Top Dawg Entertainment CEO Anthony "Top Dawg" Tiffith revealed the company's release plans for the year in a photo on Instagram, which includes new releases from Schoolboy Q, SZA, Isaiah Rashad, and Ab-Soul. Lamar was also on the schedule, meaning the Grammy-winning rapper could have some new music on the horizon for fans.
In the picture, the status of each release was written next to the name of the artist on a white board. Some are at the mixing level, while others are listed at different creative stages. The name KDot is on the board, which is Lamar's old rap name. The status reads "Get Top on the phone" with question marks next to it.
Lamar's might not be the only big release from Top Dawg. At the bottom of the white board there was also a hint for a possible 2017 release for "BH." "BH" likely stands for Black Hippy, the hip hop supergroup made up of Lamar, Schoolboy Q, Ab-Soul, and Jay Rock.
You can see the Instagram post below:
Lamar is off to a successful start this year. Last month, the 28-year-old rapper took home five Grammy awards at the 58th annual awards show. He won best rap album with his 2015 release "To Pimp A Butterfly" and his song "Alright" captured best rap performance and best rap song. He also won best rap collaboration with "These Walls" and best music video for his work with Taylor Swift on her song "Bad Blood."
It looks like the "i" rapper will have some time this year to record the new album. Lamar will be playing a few festivals coming up, but other than that the rapper won't be on tour in the near future. His most recent release, "To Pimp A Butterfly" came out in March 2015. "To Pimp A Butterfly" was the follow up of 2012's "Good Kid, M.A.A.D City."
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