Kendrick Lamar has graced the cover of the upcoming issue of Rolling Stone, which hits newsstands and the iTunes store on Friday, Mar. 13th.
The cover story has not been unveiled, but in a brief excerpt, K. Dot gives a vague explanation behind the album’s title, To Pimp a Butterfly.
“That will be taught in college courses someday,” he says about the title. “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 told RS. “There’s some stuff in there, man. It’s a roller coaster. It builds.”
The Compton emcee also described the album as “honest, fearful and unapologetic.” He also gives accounts about his bouts with depression and trauma he’s been through while living in the CPT.