Last night Kendrick Lamar revealed the official cover and album title for his next LP, To Pimp A Butterfly, and today Rolling Stone announces the Compton rapper as their next rapper to grace the front of their magazine, which hits newsstands this Friday (March 13).
In the cover story, which is yet to be released, Kendrick says his new album is “honest, fearful, and unapologetic.” He also says he was listening to a lot of Parliament and Miles Davis while making the LP. “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.”
Watch video footage from the Rolling Stone photo shoot below. What do you think To Pimp A Butterfly will sound like?