Hours before Kendrick Lamar’s highly anticipated album, DAMN., was supposed to drop, the entire 14-track project leaked all over the internet. While it’s unclear where the leak originated, some people are blaming Target for the blunder and suggesting someone had hacked LeBron James’ email since he was privy to the project early.
Of course, social media users have responded with a mixed bag of emotions that range from excitement and disappointment to claims that people aren’t “real” fans if they listen to the leak. Some are even showing enough restraint to wait until it’s “officially” out.
TDE’s producer Sounwave threw in this wrench of a post.
But what if I told you... that's not the official version..— Sounwave (@SounwaveTDE) April 14, 2017
Ironically, people have been begging K-Dot to leak the project ahead of its scheduled release. One user even essentially dared him to do it. In a true case of “ask and you shall receive,” people all over the world are currently able to bump tracks like “Royalty” with Rihanna and the collaboration with U2, “XXX,” which one user says is the “hardest song on the album.”
As expected, people are also claiming it’s the “craziest” Kendrick album ever, nothing but “fire” and, naturally, “album of the year.”