Kendrick Lamar drops new single, followed by leaked track list

Jordannah Elizabeth | 3/30/2017, noon

Kendrick Lamar described himself as a “hip-hop rhyme savior” on his new single, “The Heart Part 4” via his Twitter feed March 24. The track is a follow-up to his 2012 song, “The Heart Part 3,” which pummels you with rap greatness from beginning to end. NME wrote of the new single, “‘The Heart Part 4’ is an uncompromising, agitated beast, taking aim at Trump and if speculation is to be believed, Drake and Big Sean. But it might not necessarily be the strongest pointer of what to expect from a full-length. Timely, ultra-topical lyrics suggest it was recorded in the last couple of months, and it could be a means of raising excitement levels, rather than

being an official lead single.”

The four-minute, 49-second song has ignited speculation of the release of an upcoming full-length album from Lamar. To further speculation, a track list was leaked over the weekend in a mysterious post on the message board site Pastebin:

  1. “Purple Hibiscus”—produced by Sounwave & Terrace Martin

  2. “Counterfeit”—produced by Rahki & Taz Arnold

  3. “Trust Everyone”—produced by DJ Dahi, Terrace Martin & Thundercat

  4. “Delusional (Like You Haven’t),” featuring Anderson. Paak & Anna Wise—produced by Sounwave

  5. “Product,” featuring Andre Benjamin—produced by Kanye West & Taz Arnold

  6. “Richard Nixon”—produced by LoveDragon

  7. “None of Your Business,” featuring Anna Wise, Kanye West & Q-Tip—produced by DJ Dahi, Kanye West & Sounwave

  8. “Double Standards”—produced by LoveDragon & Rahki

  9. “If You Had Me, You Lost Me (Interlude)”—produced by Flying Lotus & Mono/Poly

  10. “Commercialized, Failed Experiments”—produced by Alchemist, Cardo & Swizz Beatz

  11. “Ten Steps,” featuring Bilal, D’Angelo & Thundercat—produced by Sounwave & Terrace Martin

  12. “Paranoia, Is Love Stronger Than Death?”—produced by K.L. & LoveDragon

  13. “Rest in Paradise (Interlude)”—produced by Terrace Martin

  14. “Swim with the Fishes (God Said)”—produced by Sounwave & Terrace Martin

Only time will reveal Lamar’s plans for this new album, the title and the official release date.