The follow up to 2012's 'Good Kid, MAAD City' is due on March 23
Kendrick Lamar has revealed what appears to be the artwork to his new album online.
The rapper recently confirmed that his new album will be released on March 23, though the album does not yet have a confirmed title. It is listed as untitled for fans pre-ordering the album on iTunes.
The image seen above, featuring a number of men, women and children in front of the White House in Washington DC, was posted on Instagram by Lamar last night. The parental advisory sticker on the front would imply that the image is album artwork, though when reached for comment by NME, a spokesperson for Lamar did not reply.
Lamar posted the following comment next to the image: “Don’t all dogs go to heaven? Don’t Gangsta’s boogie? Do owl shit stank? Lions, Tigers & Bears. But TO PIMP A BUTTERFLY. Its the American dream nigga….” – lil Homie.” This has led some fans to speculate that the album could be titled ‘To Pimp A Butterfly’.
So far two songs from the follow up to 2012’s ‘Good Kid, MAAD City’ have been revealed, including the most recent track; ‘The Blacker The Berry’.
The song was produced by Boi-1da, and references the 2012 killing of African American teenager Trayvon Martin. It follows his last single ‘i’, which won Grammy Awards for Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance last month.
The event takes place between July 3-5 at Finsbury Park in London. Knife Party, Gorgon City and Childish Gambino join Kendrick Lamar and Avicii on July 4.