Kendrick Lamar broke his silence to announce the end of his nearly two-decade career with Top Dawg Entertainment.
Kendrick tweeted a link to oklama.com on Friday with a file clip art with the words “bare thoughts” below the image.
On the site, K-Dot gave an update on his next album. “As I produce my latest TDE album, I feel happy to have been part of such a cultural imprint after 17 years,” he wrote. “The struggles. The success. And most importantly, the Brotherhood. May the Most High continue to use Top Dawg as a vessel for candid creators. As I continue to pursue the calling of my life.
Kung Fun Kenny started the note by sharing how he spends most of his days and revealed that he goes months without a phone. “I spend most of my days with fleeting thoughts. Writing. Listen. And collect old beach cruisers. Morning walks keep me on a hill of silence. I spend months without a phone. Love, loss, and sorrow have disturbed the comfort zone, but the glimmers of God speak through my music and my family. As the world around me changes, I reflect on what matters most. The life my words will land in next.
It’s unclear if his departure from TDE also marks a retirement, but Kendrick Lamar ended his post on a positive note. “There is beauty in completion. And always faith in the unknown. Thank you for keeping me in your thoughts. I prayed for all of you. Goodbye.