A Kendrick Lamar biography is in the works and will document his coming of age – and we are so here for it.
The DAMN artist’s ‘rise to rap’ is being turned into a book – even though he is only 30-year-old.
As for as biographies go, that is pretty young!
You know you have done something right, or seriously wrong – when you have people willing to take time out of their lives to document your life.
The news was confirmed when Marcus J. Moore, Senior Editor of Bandcamp and Pitchfork writer, took to Twitter to announce that he is writing the book.
He posted: ‘Some big news I’ve been eager to share. I’ve signed with Touchstone Books to write the cultural biography of Kendrick Lamar.
‘My book, The Butterfly Effect: How Kendrick Lamar Ignited the Soul of Black America, will detail his rise to rap superstardom.’
Some big news I've been eager to share: I've signed with @TouchstoneBooks to write the cultural biography of Kendrick Lamar. My book, "The Butterfly Effect: How Kendrick Lamar Ignited the Soul of Black America," will detail his rise to rap superstardom. pic.twitter.com/6Fm68sFBad
— Marcus J. Moore (@MarcusJMoore) March 22, 2018
In an interview with Pigeons & Planes, Marcus went into to more detail saying that the book will follow Kendrick’s ‘coming of age’ and ‘his profound impact on a racially fraught America.’
He also said that the book will highlight his albums good kid, m.A.A.d city, To Pimp a Butterfly, and DAMN and ‘explores the broad global impact of Mr. Lamar and his work.’
The writer is already getting down to business as he reveals that he has interviews set up with ‘people in and around the environment in which he grew up, as well as those who’ve helped him create music along the way.’
Even though a biography is already been penned on the man who has only been on this planet for three decades, Kendrick is still out here living his best life.
For starters, the Grammy winner could get into acting…
Kenny who curated the Black Panther movie soundtrack said ‘I’ve got to now’ when asked by Radio One if he would like to make an appearance in the follow up for the box office hit.
Speaking to Clara Amfo in the BBC interview he revealed he would very much love to play something similar to Michael B. Jordan’s ‘misunderstood’ villian.
And you know what, we would love to Kendrick walking around in the fictional African nation of Wakanda as a rival to Chadwick Boseman’s titular character.
‘I really enjoy Killmonger’s character, just off the simple fact that he was a villain but he came with some real [talk]… He was a villain but he was loved and misunderstood. So if I could, I’d play a Killmonger for sure,’ the HUMBLE rapper explained.
‘I think [Black Panther] is something that not only stands within its moment but stands within time,’ said the TDE artist.
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