A Kendrick Lamar Biography Is Coming

The Butterfly Effect: How Kendrick Lamar ignited the Soul of Black America will explore the Compton rapper's life.

A Kendrick Lamar biography is underway, as it was recently revealed that Marcus J. Moore has signed with Touchstone Books to create the cultural biography.

‘The Butterfly Effect: How Kendrick Lamar ignited the Soul of Black America’ will be an indepth look into Lamar’s rise to superstardom, and entertain the very real possibility that we haven’t even seen the peak of the Compton rapper just yet.

In a recent interview, Moore explained that the book will look into Kenrick’s coming of age, and his “profound impact on racially fraught America”. As well as looking at how he helped resurrect two dying genres in bebop and jazz and his “emergence as the bonafide King of Rap.”

People in and around Kendrick Lamar will be interviewed to provide an insight into the environment in which he grew up, as will those who inspired him and helped him make music at every step of his journey.

The biography will centre specifically around three albums; Good Kid, M.A.Ad city, To Pimp a Butterfly and DAMN in order to examine how “Lamar charted a personal and societal awakening in America.”

Moore said he is a “big fan” of Kendrick’s work and wants to “shed adequate light” on Kendrick and his art. “He's also a conflicted soul who's always looking to improve, and is never satisfied with the status quo. He shapes culture and music in a way no other lyricist has.”

There is no hint as to when the book will be published, and while there is so much more for Lamar to deliver (he is only 30 after all), we will finally get an insider’s look into the legacy that he has created.

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