April 19, 2017
Coming to a turntable near you this July.
After releasing DAMN. on CD and digital on Friday, Kendrick Lamar has now revealed that his latest instant classic will drop on vinyl this Summer. Pre-orders are now up for limited edition autographed copies (although don’t expect much from his signature.)
The 14 track album features guest spots from Rihanna, U2 and Los Angeles-based singer Zacari as well as contributions from James Blake, Kamasi Washington, and more. The simple and abrasive artwork by Vlad Sepetov has split fans and also become excellent meme fodder.
“To Pimp a Butterfly was addressing the problem,” Lamar said in an interview with The New York Times. “I’m in a space now where I’m not addressing the problem anymore. We’re in a time where we exclude one major component out of this whole thing called life: God. Nobody speaks on it because it’s almost in conflict with what’s going on in the world when you talk about politics and government and the system.”
Watch the video for ‘DNA.’ starring actor Don Cheadle: