One of my favorite artist Kendrick Lamar was given the 35th “Generational Icon Award” by the California State Senate yesterday (May 11). State Senator Isadore Hall presented Kendrick with the honor, which celebrates his work in his native hometown of Compton, Calif. Although he’s seen much success in the last four years, K-Dot has remained humble as he continues to serve his community. He’s donated funds to the Compton school district and neighboring charities in hopes of improving the city as a whole. Read More
Kendrick Lamar may speak softly in terms of media outings, but when he does announce something – its worth listening. The Compton artist took to none other than his (markedly neglected) Instagram to reveal the album art for his forthcoming album – which has been confirmed as To Pimp A Butterfly in his new cover interview with Rolling Stone. While the precise meaning of the title is still ours to find out, the cover is something of a statement in itself: unapologetically defiant, unpatriotic, ironic, blasé even. Pick up the latest issue of Rolling Stone to learn more about K-Dot’s latest work, which is due in stores on March 23.
FINALLY! Feeling like this is out of left field, Kendrick Lamar has announced his forthcoming follow-up LP to 2012’s good kid m.A.A.d city will be available for digital purchase on March 23. Listed as [Untitled] (no word on whether that’s the album’s name or just a placeholder), the iTunes pre-order page mentions it will include 16 tracks with the recent single “The Blacker the Berry” the only one currently listed. Pre-order Lamar’s LP here.