Kendrick Lamar fans are hype for 'Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers': Here's what to expect

Many fans of Kendrick Lamar will be counting down the minutes till midnight to hear the first track on his highly anticipated

The Compton-born rapper's fifth studio album (out Friday) has been mostly under wraps

The cover art was unveiled a little over 24 hours before the release.

Several details have surfaced: It will be his final album under Top Dawg Entertainment.

While he assumes the identities of Will Smith, O.J. Simpson, and others, the topical and emotional messaging of his past hits

"I feel joy to have been a part of such a cultural imprint," Lamar posted on his website in August

May the Most High continue to use Top Dawg as a vessel for candid creators

Eminem, Mary J. Blige, Snoop, Dre, Kendrick Lamar prove fiery mix in Super Bowl halftime show

Music critics and hip-hop fans will be salivating to hear what K.Dot or King Kendrick has to say.

K.Dot or King Kendrick or Kung Fu Kenny has up his sleeve for his next era of music

Here's a look at the projects that made the rapper a 14-time Grammy winner: