It might be time to get excited about a new album from Kendrick Lamar, as it was announced this week that he has just signed a new publishing deal with Universal Music Publishing Group.The 13-time GRAMMY winner might be nearing the release of something because, this week, it was revealed that he signed an exclusive global admin deal with Universal Publishing.

Kendrick Lamar is not only one of the greatest lyricists that has ever lived, but he has done as much or more than any artist to promote much needed change in our society through music,” said Jody Gerson, UMPG Chairman and CEO. “I and my colleagues at UMPG are deeply honored to be afforded the opportunity to join Kendrick, Anthony ‘Top Dawg’ Tiffith and the TDE family to help forward his unique and important vision.”

This comes after he inked a publishing deal with BMI last year. The status of that deal is unclear.