Image Courtesy Interscope RecordsLast week, Kendrick Lamar surprised fans with a release date for his sophomore album. Now, the rapper has confirmed that the disc is titled To Pimp a Butterfly.
In his latest Instagram post, the rapper also unveiled the official artwork for the set — a black and white photo of his friends hanging out on the White House lawn, while a judge lies on the ground, seemingly dead.
“‘Don’t all dogs go to heaven? Don’t Gangsta’s boogie? Do owl sh** stank? Lions, Tigers & Bears. But TO PIMP A BUTTERFLY. Its the American dream n***a….’ – lil Homie.” he wrote in the accompanying caption.
In an interview with Rolling Stone, the rapper said that his album title “will be taught in college courses someday,”adding that his album is “honest, fearful and unapologetic.”
“You take a black kid out of Compton and put him in the limelight, and you find answers about yourself you never knew you were searching for,” he said. “There’s some stuff in there, man. It’s a roller coaster. It builds.”
The disc, which is scheduled to be released on March 23, will include his Grammy winning-single “i,” as well as “The Blacker the Berry” and “Pay for It,” featuring Jay Rock. The set is the follow-up to 2012’s Good Kid, M.A.A.D City.
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