Kendrick Lamar poses with his fiancée Whitney Alford and their two children on new album cover

On Wednesday, Kendrick Lamar unveiled the cover of his fifth studio album Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers featuring himself wearing a crown of thorns, with a gun tucked into his pants, alongside his family.

The 34-year-old Pulitzer Prize-winning musician and his fiancée of seven years – Whitney Alford – quietly welcomed a baby sibling for their two-year-old daughter, whose name has not been disclosed.

Renell Medrano photographed the longtime couple for the cover of Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers, which drops this Friday.

.

Drops this Friday! On Wednesday, Kendrick Lamar unveiled the cover of his fifth studio album Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers featuring himself wearing a crown of thorns, with a gun tucked into his pants, alongside his family

Kendrick has been dating the licensed esthetician – turning 36 this Thursday – ever since they attended Centennial High School in Compton together as teenagers.

‘I’m loyal to the soil,’ Lamar told Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club back in 2015.

Share

‘At the end of the day, you want to always, always have real people around you, period. Whether it’s male or female, and everybody that’s been around me, they’ve been around since day one…

‘I always show respect when respect has been given, and people that have been by your side, you’re supposed to honor that.’

Surprise! The 34-year-old Pulitzer Prize-winning musician and his fiancée of seven years – Whitney Alford – quietly welcomed a baby sibling for their two-year-old daughter

‘I’m loyal to the soil’: Kendrick has been dating the licensed esthetician – turning 36 this Thursday – ever since they attended Centennial High School in Compton together as teenagers (pictured in 2016)

Lamar told The Breakfast Club in 2015: ‘At the end of the day, you want to always, always have real people around you, period. Whether it’s male or female, and everybody that’s been around me, they’ve been around since day one…I always show respect when respect has been given, and people that have been by your side, you’re supposed to honor that’ (pictured in 2015)

On Sunday, the 14-time Grammy winner dropped the deepfake music video for his record’s first single, The Heart Part 5, which has amassed 17.7M views on YouTube.

Kendrick co-directed the video with his business partner Dave Free where he morphed into famous (or infamous) African-American men – OJ Simpson, Kanye West, Jussie Smollett, Will Smith, Kobe Bryant, and Nipsey Hussle.

Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers is the follow-up to Lamar’s critically-acclaimed fourth studio album – DAMN. – which was released in 2017.

The Super Bowl LVI halftime show performer is next scheduled to headline the Milano Summer Festival on June 23 at Ippodromo SNAI San Siro in Milan, Italy.

#1 on trending: On Sunday, the 14-time Grammy winner dropped the deepfake music video for his record’s first single, The Heart Part 5, which has amassed 17.7M views on YouTube

CGI: Kendrick co-directed the video with his business partner Dave Free where he morphed into famous (or infamous) African-American men – OJ Simpson, Kanye West (L), Jussie Smollett, Will Smith (R), Kobe Bryant, and Nipsey Hussle

Next month! Lamar is next scheduled to headline the Milano Summer Festival on June 23 at Ippodromo SNAI San Siro in Milan, Italy

Read more:

  • Kendrick Lamar on Twitter: "Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers… "
  • Breakfast Club Classic – Kendrick Lamar Talks Overcoming Depression, Responsibility To The Culture – YouTube