Kendrick Lamar scorches through “The Heart Part 5”

It’s been four years. Four years. Yet, here we are, with a new, proper song from Kendrick Lamar himself, at last.

As the most of the world already knows, he’s due to drop his new album, Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers, this Friday, but as has essentially become tradition, he’s released the latest in his “The Heart” series as an appetizer before the full course.

“The Heart Part 5” is reflective, insightful, and blistering by turns. It, along with its video, finds him rapping from different perspectives as well, with Lamar taking full advantage of deepfake technology, altering his appearance to that of artists from Kanye to Will Smith to the late Nipsey Hussle.

Check it out below or find the song on streaming platforms.

Kendrick Lamar’s new album Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers arrives this Friday, May 13, through Top Dawg Entertainment / Aftermath / Interscope. You can find Kendrick on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.