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“The Heart Part 5” is the fifth installment in Kendrick Lamar’s “The Heart” series. It serves as a promotional single for Mr. Morale and the Big Steppers, Lamar’s fifth studio album, and comprises his first solo release since April 2017’s DAMN. The track’s existence was first teased on April 19, 2022, when Lamar’s website was updated with a page entitled “theheart.” On May 7, 2022, the song was accidentally teased by Spotify through an updated description for their “This is Kendrick Lamar” playlist, but it was removed shortly thereafter. On May 8, 2022, at 5 P.M. (Los Angeles time) the song was officially released alongside the music video. The visuals see Kendrick performing in front of a red wall before making several transformations into other famous Black figures using deepfake technology. In order of appearance, they are O.J. Simpson, Kanye West, Jussie Smollett, Will Smith, Kobe Bryant and Nipsey Hussle. .

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