New Music This Week: Kendrick Lamar, Tank And The Bangas, Lakeyah And More
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Happy Friday, folks. For any of you that are superstitious, it’s also Friday the 13th. Historically, today has been considered an unlucky day in Western culture, or a time more likely for an unfortunate event to occur. Well, none of this is going to happen today – because we’ve got tons of new music for your listening pleasure.

It’s been five years since the release of the Pulitzer Prize-winning DAMN., and today Kendrick Lamar is back in a real way. After dropping the video for the song “The Heart Part 5,” the enigmatic rapper shares his highly anticipated fifth studio album Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers.

Lamar will embark on The Big Steppers Tour, sponsored by Amazon Music, Rotation and Cash App, beginning July 19 at the Paycom Center in Oakland. Tickets go on sale Friday, May 20 at 12pm on

Today, the New Orleans-based music group Tank and the Bangas put out their new album Red Balloon, Leikeli47 drops Shape Up, and Danger Mouse and Black Thought share the first single from their upcoming collaborative LP, Cheat Codes, titled “No Gold Teeth.” New releases also include songs from GoGo Morrow, and albums from Dylan Sinclair, Leikeli47, and more.

Take a look at our list of new music below.


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