It's hard to satisfy fans of Kendrick Lamar.
The critically acclaimed rapper dropped a new album on Good Friday entitled "Damn." after months of hype and cryptic teasers. Almost immediately, superfans pieced together evidence that led them to believe Lamar would release another album on Easter Sunday, probably called "Nation" (Damnation. Get it?).
Unfortunately for those fans, that second album didn't appear, with Lamar's set at Coachella on Sunday acting as the nail in the coffin.
The evidence for 'Nation':
- "Damn." was a far shorter album than Lamar's previous album, the instant classic "To Pimp a Butterfly."
- Good Friday, in Christian tradition, is the day Jesus died before resurrecting on Easter. The lyrics in "Damn." imply Lamar was shot in the first track and died in the last, priming him for a resurrection.
- His song "The Heart Part 4" contains the line: "Dropped one classic, came right back, 'nother classic, right back."
The evidence against 'Nation': It doesn't exist.
Kendrick : "Coachella make some noise!"— Evelyn又 (@DigitalWavess) April 17, 2017
Fans didn't take the news well.
When Kendrick Lamar Doesn't Drop Another Album pic.twitter.com/gZD6YJGvib— Pauly The Dj (@IMeechyDarko) April 16, 2017
Kendrick Lamar's second album!!! pic.twitter.com/AJlSGtfQBT— Eric M. Washington (@_EricWashington) April 16, 2017
Idc if there's no 2nd Kendrick album... whoever made that theory up needs to be working in the music industry bc that was a genius idea— TheHipHopShark 🦈 (@TheHipHopShark) April 17, 2017
Kendrick literally handed us an L for believing that there was another album pic.twitter.com/qVA0w6PHVB— dustin makishi (@InternetVersion) April 17, 2017
Kendrick: "Coachella you here right now"— L.L. BOOL J (@YAERDME) April 17, 2017
Even his set at Coachella didn't appease fans.
That Kendrick Coachella performance was perfect. Well worth staying up!— Bruce LeRoy (@InnerGgod) April 17, 2017
Well, it might have appeased some.
When you're bummed that Kendrick may not drop NATION but realize you just got a Kendrick album 2 days ago. pic.twitter.com/0vQpB5IfzN— Rishi (@Rishi_Pandya) April 17, 2017
And at least he released an album at all.