UPDATE (Dec. 7): The album is 100% real, and so is the reversed tracklisting. The album is available on iTunes in select international markets now. It will be globally available later tonight (Thursday at 11 pm ET).
Previous story (Dec. 5):
Looks like a collector’s edition of Kendrick Lamar’s GRAMMY nominated album DAMN. is on the way. The online store of Microsoft of all places uploaded information about the album yesterday but since then has been removed.
There is an all new artwork for the album where Kendrick Lamar is wearing a “DAMN.” T-shirt, as can be seen above. The tracklisting for the album is reversed from the original album. It kicks off with ‘DUCKWORTH’ and ends with ‘BLOOD’ instead of the other way around.
Earlier this year, while confirming the rumors that the album could be played both ways, Kendrick told MTV News, “I think like a week after the album came out, [fans] realized you can play the album backwards. It plays as a full story and even a better rhythm. It’s one of my favorite rhythms and tempos within the album. It’s something that we definitely premeditate while we’re in the studio.”
The release date for the collector’s edition hasn’t been revealed and we’re still waiting for the official word about the news from TDE or Interscope.
4. XXX. (feat. U2)
5. LOVE. (feat. Zacari)
9. LOYALTY. (feat. Rihanna)