Kendrick Lamar has released “The Heart Part 5”, the first single from “Mr. Morale And The Big Steppers,” prior to the album’s release this Friday.
In a trippy music video for the track, directed by Lamar and his longtime collaborator Dave Free, Lamar transforms into various black men, including Kanye West, Will Smith, the late Nipsey Hussle, Kid Cudi and OJ Simpson. According to the video’s credit, the “deep fakes” were produced by game developers Deep Voodoo.
It’s his first single in four years since his “Black Panther” song with SZA, “All the Stars”. “Mr. Morale And The Big Steppers” is his fifth studio album, after 2017’s “DAMN”, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and won him the Pulitzer Prize for Music.
See his new single below.