Kendrick Lamar drops surprise new album 'untitled unmastered'

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Kendrick Lamar has released his latest project untitled unmastered.

On par with Tidal's botched release of Rihanna's ANTI, Spotify revealed Lamar's EP on Thursday night—without the option to actually listen to it.

Thankfully for fans, the album became available for purchase by 11pm EST on iTunes.

The followup to the Grammy-award winning To Pimp A Butterfly album features eight untitled tracks with dates ranging from "05.28.2013" to "2014-2016."

According to Spotify's mobile app, the 38-minute album will be released on the streaming site Friday via Aftermath, Interscope and Top Dawg Entertainment.

Top Dawg Entertainment

Earlier this week, Top Dawg Entertainment CEO Anthony Tiffith posted his label's 2016 schedule on Instagram. Next to K. Dot's name he simply wrote: "??? (Get top on the phone)."

Lamar recently told 2 Dope Boyz and that he has a chamber of unreleased music on deck.

“You see all these performances on these late night shows. I got a chamber of material from the album that I was in love where sample clearances or something as simple as a deadline kept it off the album," he said. 

"But I think probably close to ten songs that I’m in love with that I’ll still play and still perform that didn’t make the cut.”