Kendrick Lamar will be dropping his loooong awaited project Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers on Friday. There have been whispers and hints that perhaps the emcee will tackle faith and religion in his new project. He has done throughout regardless anyway. Well today, we got one step closer with the artwork.

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The picture shows Kendrick wearing a crown of thorns and holding a child. There’s a gun in his back pocket. There also appears to be a nursing mother in the background. (Drop any ideas for the symbolism in the comments.)

Lastly, Lamar has been signing all his promo with the term “Oklama.” The TikTok of Dissect Podcast the term likely comes from the Chahta Anumpa” language of the Chahta indigenous people. The word “Okla” means people in their language. The word “ma” roughly translates to “my” so “Oklama” together translates to “My People.”

In the Chahta translation of the Bible, the word “Oklama” is often used when a prophet is addressing God’s people. Lamar opens up his song “The Heart Part 5” with “All my people.”

So we’ll see if all of this means something shortly.

Watch the TikTok breakdown Below:

@dissectpodcast oklama = my people #kendricklamar #oklama #mrmoraleandthebigsteppers #hiphop ♬ original sound – dissectpodcast