Kendrick Lamar’s sophomore album has a cover and a name after all. Shortly after midnight, the good kid made a rare appearance on Instagram to unveil the cover and the title, To Pimp A Butterfly. The album art shows shirtless black men posing happily with cash galore in their hands and mouth in front of the White House while standing over a deceased judge.
The album title was seemingly inspired by one of K. Dot’s friends in Compton, as he attributed the quote in the caption of the post to a “lil’ homie.”
“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 nigga….” – lil Homie,” he wrote on IG.
The left coast rep has already snagged two Grammys for Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song for the album’s first single “i” and woke up the world with “The Blacker The Berry.”
To Pimp A Butterfly is available for pre-order on iTunes and will drop on Mar. 23rd.