On Friday, the Compton rapper released his highly-anticipated album Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers to much acclaim including from Eminem.
Taking to Twitter, the Rap God couldn’t contain his excitement upon hearing the album. In a tweet to Dr. Dre, who signed Kendrick to Aftermath, Em gushed about Kendrick’s latest work.
“Yo @DrDre this Kendrick album is f****** ridiculous. I’m speechless,” he tweeted.
Eminem has previously given props to his “Love Game” collaborator, who he performed alongside at the Super Bowl Halftime Show in February. “Kendrick is at the very top top tier of lyricists. Not just of this generation, but of all time,” he told SiriusXM’s Sway Calloway.
Yo @DrDre this Kendrick album is f****** ridiculous. I'm speechless.
— Marshall Mathers (@Eminem) May 15, 2022
Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers has been well received by fans and critics alike. Rolling Stone awarded it 3.5 out of 5 stars, while Pitchfork gave it 7.6 out of 10, calling it “ambitious” and “impressive.”
The album, which features Baby Keem, Kodak Black, and Summer Walker, broke the record for most first-day streams for an album released this year on Apple Music. It is expected to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with first-week sales of 325-350,000 units.
Kendrick also dropped a video for “N95” and announced a global tour with support from Baby Keem and Tanna Leone. The “Big Steppers” trek will kick off in the U.S. on July 19 before traveling to Europe and Australia.