Kendrick Lamar to release new album in September

US rapper's last album, 'Good Kid, M.A.A.D City', was released in 2012

Kendrick Lamar to release new album in September

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Kendrick Lamar will release his new album in September, according to the head of his record label.

Though there has been no official album announcement, Anthony Tiffith – CEO of Top Dawg Entertainment – revealed in a new interview with Billboard that the US rapper's follow up to 2012 album 'Good Kid, M.A.A.D City' is due later this year.

Speaking as part of a focus on TDE, Tiffith also confirmed plans to release a full album by Black Hippy, the group comprising Lamar, Schoolboy Q, Ab-Soul and Jay Rock.

Lamar also touched on this year's Grammy Awards, when he lost in all three rap categories to Macklemore, who subsequently sent him a text message apologising for what he viewed as an unfair outcome. Macklemore beat favourite Lamar to the rap prizes and later apologised to him via text during the ceremony.

"That text surprised me, but Macklemore is a genuine dude," Lamar said. "However it panned out, I wish him much success. He touched people's souls, and no one can take that away. Really, the whole Grammy moment was incredible. Not everyone gets that shot."

Earlier this year Lamar said that Macklemore deserved to win four Grammy Awards despite Macklemore describing his quadruple Grammy Awards win as "a blessing and a curse."

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