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Kendrick Lamar's New Album: Everything We Know

The details of the long-anticipated follow-up to 'good kid, m.A.A.d city' have been kept largely under wraps. Here's all the info that's out there

It is No Longer Untitled
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It is No Longer Untitled

In a new interview with Rolling Stone, Lamar tells contributing editor Josh Eels that his third album will not be untitled or named Untitled. Instead, it's called To Pimp a Butterfly, a play on Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird. "Just putting the word 'pimp' next to 'butterfly'… It's a trip," Lamar says. "That's something that will be a phrase forever. It'll be taught in college courses — I truly believe that."

Lamar would later take to Instagram to reveal To Pimp a Butterfly's artwork and share the quote that spawned the album title: "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...."