Mag Swag: Kendrick Lamar Covers 'Rolling Stone' [Photos]


After unveiling the artwork for his upcoming album To Pimp a Butterfly last night, Kendrick now appears on the cover of Rolling Stone.

Inside the issue, Kendrick opens up about his insecurities, past run-ins with police and his intense new album, which is set for release on March 23.


The album is described as “adventurous, incorporating elements of funk, spoken-word poetry and free-jazz, augmented by lots of live playing.”

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. There’s some stuff in there, man. It’s a roller coaster. It builds,” says Kendrick.

Although the track list has yet to be revealed, we did learn the title of a new track: King Kunta – a track that Pharrell Williams has labeled “unapologetically black.”

The issue hits newsstands this Friday.

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