Although the internet may not be capable of handling back-to-back albums from Kendrick Lamar, an internet theory is hinting at the possibility of a second album from the Compton rhymer dropping this weekend.
Shortly after K-Dot dropped DAMN, a user by the name of n9y25ah7_ hopped on Reddit with an intriguing theory on the possibility of a second Kendrick album coming Easter Sunday. As time passes, more and more users are uncovering evidence in support of the hypothesis.
Some of the “proof” that has been put forward could be interpreted in different ways, so take this theory for what it is: a theory.
The original user took note of the fact that Kendrick “dies” at the start of DAMN and could be resurrected with an album released on Easter, the day Jesus was said to have returned from the dead.
“KENDRICK ‘DIES’ IN THIS ALBUM. HE GETS SHOT IN THE INTRO AND IT GOES FULL CIRCLE ON THE LAST TRACK. JESUS DIED AND WAS RESSURECTED 3 DAYS LATER ON EASTER. EASTER IS 3 DAYS FROM NOW. KENDRICK IS JESUS AND WILL BE RESURRECTED IN 3 DAYS WITH A NEW ALBUM,” n9y25ah7_ writes.
The Reddit user also referenced a tweet from TDE’s in-house producer, Sounwave, to craft another theory about a Sunday release. Sounwave posted a photo of Morpheus, Laurence Fishburne’s character from The Matrix, known for offering Keanu Reeve’s Neo a red pill and a blue pill.
— Sounwave (@SounwaveTDE) April 14, 2017
There is the possibility that the red and blue signify two different albums from Kendrick. The album art for DAMN, as well as Kendrick’s new Spotify picture both back up that possibility.
“DAMN REPRESENTS THE RED PILL. THE BACKGROUND OF THE ALBUM ART IS RED BRICKS. TODAY KENDRICK CHANGED HIS SPOTIFY PICTURE TO A BACKGROUND WITH BLUE BRICKS. RED PILL AND BLUE PILL. CRIPS AND BLOODS,” n9y25ah7_ added.
In a separate thread, another reddit user touched on the possibility of Kendrick dropping an album about dying (DAMN) and another about living.
“Album starts with a story. At the end of the story on the first track he gets shot and dies. And the end of the last track on the album it rewinds and starts the story again. The second album will be the second telling of the story but instead of dying he will live,” reddit user, Shit_Lord_Detective wrote.
In regards to a possible title for Kendrick’s rumored second album, Twitter user @sourbhris offered some insight.
— SOUR CRE▲M ? (@sourbhris) April 14, 2017
Sunday night also corresponds with Kendrick’s headlining set for Day 3 of Coachella, which will be streamed live on YouTube, so if he does have a Part 2 hidden up his sleeve, he’ll have a massive live audience for it.
The idea of an artist dropping surprise albums back-to-back isn’t entirely far-fetched, given that Future released FUTURE and HNDRXX within a week of each other earlier this year. That said, rumors of a third album spread quickly before eventually being quashed by the man himself.
With Kendrick not keen on spoiling any surprises, fans will just have to wait until Sunday to see if the theories hold any weight.