It’s been six weeks since To Pimp a Butterfly dropped and still there’s plenty to unpack. In his new cover story for Mass Appeal, Kendrick Lamar delves deeper into the underlying meanings of the album while prophesying the future for his people and hinting at a move into hood politics. Speaking of hidden meanings, you better inspect your physical copy a little closer:
A kid on the Internet pointed out that Section.80 is outlined like a book; good kid, m.A.A.d city like a film; and To Pimp A Butterfly like a poem. Is that how you see it and was that planned?
Yeah, definitely. [There]’s actually a sketch of braille that’s added to the title hidden inside the [CD] booklet that I don’t think nobody has caught yet. You can actually feel the bump lines. But if you can see it, which is the irony of it, you can break down the actual full title of the album.