Kendrick Lamar Reveals New Album Title + Artwork (PHOTO)

Kendrick Lamar is one of the best rappers in the game today (hell, his verse on the Alicia Keys track “It’s On Again” MAKES that song), but he’s looking to elevate himself to legendary status with the March 23 release of his new album. A little after midnight today, Kendrick surprised fans by revealing the new album title and artwork for the upcoming release.

He unveiled both on Instagram and Twitter: the new album will be titled To Pimp a Butterfly, according to the caption he posted with the album cover, which reads, “TO PIMP A BUTTERFLY…….Kendricklamar new album in stores 3/23/2015.” The album cover:

Kendrick Lamar Reveals New Album Title + Artwork

To Pimp A Butterfly is Kendrick’s long-awaited follow-up to his Grammy-nominated major label debut, good kid m.A.A.d. city, which was among the most critically-acclaimed mainstream hip-hop releases in years. It remains to be seen if To Pimp A Butterfly will match that critical and commercial success, but Kendrick sure as hell has the talent to make that happen.

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