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BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA - MARCH 31: Kendrick Lamar performs during the third day of Lollapalooza Buenos Aires 2019 at Hipodromo de San Isidro on March 31, 2019 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Kendrick Lamar is preparing for his return. He was recently spotted shooting a new music video in downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday (Sept. 1). People published a picture of Lamar wearing a white crewneck sweatshirt, shorts, and black Converse Chuck Taylors while talking on a payphone. The Compton rapper was sitting on a crate while doing so.

It’s currently unclear exactly what Lamar was filming. However, it could possibly be a sign that he has new music coming. Back in May, TDE’s CEO Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith told fans that the wait would soon be over.“Stay patient king Kendrick will return soon,” he said.

It’s been more than three years since Lamar’s last release. Back in March, the MC launched pgLang, a “multilingual” collective that tells stories via media including music, books, film,  and TV. In addition to the announcement, Lamar also released a video starring Yara Shahidi, Jorja Smith, and Baby Keem.

INDIO, CA – APRIL 13: Kendrick Lamar performs onstage with SZA during the 2018 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Field on April 13, 2018 in Indio, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Coachella)

Lamar fans have been anticipating the follow-up to the rapper’s 2017 triple platinum release DAMN., which won a Pulitzer Prize and a Grammy award for Best Rap Album. As we previously reported, there was a report earlier this year that Lamar’s next project was in its final stages and might feature “more rock sounds.”

Kendrick Lamar has been very reclusive. However, back in June, the rapper was photographed at a peace walk in Compton following the murder of George Floyd. Last summer, Lamar and his fiancée, Whitney Alford, welcomed a daughter.

Glennisha Morgan is a Detroit-bred multimedia journalist and writer. She writes about intersectionality, hip-hop, pop culture, queer issues, race, feminism, and her truth. Follow her on Twitter @GlennishaMorgan.