Mass Appeal landed the inimitable Kendrick Lamar for the cover of their latest issue, complete with a jarring photo of K. Dot with a sword between his teeth. To go with the story, they sat down with the Compton MC for a brief video breaking down the cover of To Pimp A Butterfly.
“You look at these individuals and you look at them as bad people or a menace to society, but they’re actually good people, just a product of their environment,” says Kendrick. “Only God can judge these individuals right here. Not no one with a gavel handing out football numbers of years and not giving these kids a chance at life.”
In the cover story, Kendrick also revealed that there is braille hidden in the TPAB CD booklet that, when deciphered, is actually the full title of his album.
Read the cover story right here and watch the short clip of Kendrick breaking down the album art above.