Kendrick Lamar’s Cousin Baby Keem Announces Debut Album Release Date

West Coast rapper Baby Keem has some new audio heat dropping in the coming days. The hip-hop artist has announced his new The Melodic Blue album arrives this Friday.

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Baby Keem’s New Album Drops This Week

BK went to his Instagram page to deliver the massive announcement to fans. His long-awaited studio debut will drop in four days through Warner Records.

“🧸 the melodic blue sept 10th”

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Keem also released an actual album trailer to hype up the project.

“🧸 the melodic blue will drop sept 10th”

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Kendrick Lamar Cements Mighty Return




In late August 2021, Keem helped Grammy-winning rapper Kendrick Lamar cement his return to the spotlight. The hip-hop star and elusive Top Dawg Entertainment member came with his cousin in their “family ties” music video.

The must-see visual clocks in at over four minutes in length and has plenty of cinematic galore. Along with the mind-blowing video’s elements, the song itself is just his first official collaboration with Keem.

‘family ties’ is Lamar’s first feature since 2018, and sees Keem and Lamar come together for the first time, notably making it the second-ever artist collaboration in Keem’s public musical output, and his first with Lamar. ‘family ties’ is a high-powered proclamation exploring the meaning of legacy and success, an insight into the relationships and experiences that have both defined and propelled Keem in his journey. The ‘family ties’ video features Keem, Kendrick and Normani and is directed by Dave Free.

The same week, Keem and K. Dot released the video’s mind-blowing trailer.

The visual itself is an absolute must-watch even at just under 20 seconds in length. While fans still had to wait just over 24 hours before hearing and seeing the new visual, the trailer gave an idea of how it sounded – just in reverse.

Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Family Ties’ Dropping Friday


Earlier the same week, Keem went to his Instagram page with just his third active post. The pic is a super throwback shot of himself as a kid and a teenage-looking Lamar. Keem’s teaser could easily be the single’s artwork.

“family ties Thursday // 9pm PST”

TDE Responds To Kendrick Lamar


A few weeks ago, Top Dawg Entertainment responded to Lamar publicly announcing his final album with his label. The hip-hop powerhouse’s key bosses Anthony ‘Top Dawg’ Tiffith and president Punch stepped forward to address Kendrick’s huge reveal.

Instead of catching feelings, Top Dawg saluted Lamar on gearing up to release his last official studio effort under his watch. He also reminded the world Lamar is a living greatest of all time musician.

“It’s been an honor and a privilege for TDE to bless the world with the GOAT!”

Punch issued a full statement on the concept of growth and connected it to Lamar preparing for the next phase in his life. He also reflected on the audio gems K. Dot’s released through TDE.

“Kendrick Lamar EP, Kendrick Lamar OD, Section 80, GKMC, TPAB, Untitlted Unmastered, DAMN, Black Panther Soundtrack… what a run! This is a celebration.”