Entertainment Music Kendrick Lamar Morphs into Kanye West, Nipsey Hussle and More in 'The Heart Part 5' Music Video Kendrick Lamar also transforms into the likes of other Black celebrities in the music video, including Kobe Bryant, O.J. Simpson, Jussie Smollett and Will Smith By Nicholas Rice Nicholas Rice Instagram Twitter Nicholas Rice is an Associate Editor for PEOPLE Magazine. He began working with the brand as an Editorial Intern in early 2020, before later transitioning to a freelance role, and then staff positions soon after. Nicholas writes and edits anywhere between 7 to 9 stories per day on average for PEOPLE, spanning across each vertical the brand covers. Nicholas has previous work experience with Billboard, POPSUGAR, Bustle and Elite Daily. When not working, Nicholas can be found playing with his 5 dogs, listening to pop music or eating mozzarella sticks. People Editorial Guidelines Published on May 9, 2022 09:09 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Kendrick Lamar is a man of many different faces. The 34-year-old musician surprise-released a new song and accompanying music video on Sunday night, titled "The Heart Part 5," which sees his face morph into the likes of other famous Black men. In the video, Lamar begins by rapping in front of a maroon-colored backdrop as himself, before his face later morphs into that of O.J. Simpson's and then Kanye West's. As the "All the Stars" rapper continues in the track, his face again transforms into other stars who have recently made headlines, such as Jussie Smollett and Will Smith. Lamar also takes on the appearances of the late Kobe Bryant and Nipsey Hussle towards the end of the video, where Lamar seemingly raps from Hussle's perspective during several lines that are featured in the song. Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. Kendrick Lamar Kendrick Lamar Announces Long-Awaited Fifth Studio Album Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers for May Release The surprise drop arrived ahead of the release of Lamar's fifth studio album, Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers, which is scheduled to drop Friday. The rapper previously revealed that his long-awaited album would be released last month through a document posted to his cryptic "oklama" website, which is seemingly titled as a play on his name. "The following statement was released today by oklama, through his company pgLang at 11:00 a.m. PT in Los Angeles, CA," reads the document, addressed from "The Language Enterprises," before revealing the album title and release date. "All factual information for this release will come directly from this source only." Want to get the biggest stories from PEOPLE every weekday? Subscribe to our new podcast, PEOPLE Every Day, to get the essential celebrity, entertainment and human interest news stories Monday through Friday. "Appreciate your patience," reads the bottom of the PDF, posted to the same website as an August 2021 note from Lamar about the forthcoming, then-untitled record — which will mark his last with longtime record label Top Dawg Entertainment following the 2020 launch of his own record company pgLang, co-founded with manager Dave Free. "As I produce my final TDE album, I feel joy to have been a part of such a cultural imprint after 17 years. The Struggles. The Success. And most importantly, the Brotherhood," wrote the performer. "May the Most High continue to use Top Dawg as a vessel for candid creators. As I continue to pursue my life's calling." "There's beauty in completion. And always faith in the unknown," continued his letter to fans. "Thank you for keeping me in your thoughts. I've prayed for you all. See you soon enough." RELATED VIDEO: Kendrick Lamar Calls Out White Fan for Saying the N-Word During Alabama Concert Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers is Lamar's first full-length studio album since 2017's DAMN, which earned the rapper a Pulitzer Prize for Music as well as five Grammy Awards and his first chart-topping solo single, the seven-time platinum-certified "Humble." Lamar's other LPs include 2011's Section.80, 2012's Good Kid, M.A.A.D City and To Pimp a Butterfly from 2015.