Kendrick Lamar Reveals New Album Title & Cover

Published: Wednesday 11th Mar 2015 by Sam

While Kendrick Lamar‘s talent is unquestionable, the Compton bred rapper left many scratching their heads when the pre-order link for his sophomore album hit the net.

Sporting a 17-song tracklist, the LP – the follow-up to 2013’s ‘good kid, M.A.A.D City’ – was billed as ‘Untitled.’ A fact which had many wondering if the rap titan has christened the project as such.

Fast forward a week and the mystery has been solved.

Taking to Instagram today, the MC shared the project’s official cover and revealed its confirmed name.

Peep the artwork above and the title below…

The snap was captioned with the following…

“Don’t all dogs go to heaven? Don’t Gangsta’s boogie? Do owl shit stank? Lions, Tigers & Bears. But TO PIMP A BUTTERFLY. Its the American dream n*gga….” – lil Homie.

Shortly after, Rolling Stone confirmed that the set – due March 23rd is indeed named ‘To Pimp A Butterfly.’


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  1. FutureCIARA March 11, 2015

    Is that a dead white guy on the cover???

    Oh Jesus!
    This cover makes me uncomfortable, which is what im sure they were going after… Its digusting tbh

  2. FutureCIARA March 11, 2015

    I now see that its a dead white judge with a gavel in his hand, So Im understanding the metaphor a bit more…. The corrupt government and Justice system and how it trinkles down from the head to the citizens…….
    This is real, the more that I look at the cover

  3. Trose March 11, 2015

    Correct me if I’m wrong but it’s not just a white guy…it’s a gavel in his hand symbolizing the system or judge who are letting the REAL criminals get off Scott free. Mike brown anyone?

    • Tyler March 11, 2015

      Death of Emit Teal Anyone?
      Death of Oscar Grant Anyone?
      Death of Trayvon Martin anyone?
      Death of Eric Garner Anyone?

  4. ontherun March 11, 2015

    Striking cover. Hope the music lives up to GKMC… I thought “i” was kind of mediocre

  5. TheElusiveLamb March 11, 2015

    At first, I was very confused, but like FutureCiara, when I started to look closely and analyze the message, I understand it. It represents more than just a photographer and a photo full of air brushing. It has a message. I love it.

  6. Centurion March 11, 2015

    I like it. Babidi the ratchet bleached whóre and her 433982574 minions she calls her team could never think out of the box – EVER.

    • Toohotfortv March 11, 2015

      Gurl! Gtfoh with that. Who cares even a little bit?

  7. Rowlandstone March 11, 2015

    The perfect thing to say about this on the cover is black lives matter

  8. Gee March 11, 2015

    Patiently waiting on the accompanying material. Kendrick is one of new leaders in the rap game right now.

  9. NickiBaby March 11, 2015

    King Kendrick READY …

  10. JT March 11, 2015

    The controversy and offense that this is gonna cause to certain demographics… Anyway I’m looking forward to the album!

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