Kendrick Lamar covers RollingStone

Look at Kendrick up there reppin’ the Chi on the cover of the new Rolling Stone. With the cover comes a preview of what to expect in the cover story, which contains a preview of what to expect on the upcoming album — the newly titled To Pimp A Butterfly.

Here are my favorite couple of anecdotes:

Sonically, Lamar’s new album is adventurous, incorporating elements of funk, spoken-word poetry, and free-jazz, augmented by lots of live playing.

Lamar is vague about what specifically the title To Pimp a Butterfly means (“That will be taught in college courses someday,” he says). But he describes the album as “honest, fearful and unapologetic.” “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.”

More tidbits and a BTS video at Rolling Stone here.