Kendrick Lamar good kid m.A.A.d city Cover Art Leaked!
Kendrick Lamar’s debut album “Good Kid, m.A.A.d City” now has even MORE anticipation. But the album art, which has spread across the internet like wildfire, was not released under the guise of the rapper himself. Kendrick took it to Twitter to express his frustrations with the leak:
“When u leak my album cover. Know that it’s not a price tag. Its my LIFE. & there’s alot of serious ppl that care about lil Kendrick’s life.”
The culprit…Amazon. Amazon.com revealed that they released the standard and delux album covers late last week. We’re just sad that it wasn’t Kendrick who released it because we know how much this album means to him. As fans however, it is great to finally put a face to the album that is going to change the rap scene and bring back the West, just like Dre, Snoop, and Tupac did.
We know Kendrick is upset, but as fans what do you think of the premature release of the cover art? Do you think it’s a worthy cover to the much anticipated hype?
Kendrick Lamar good kid m.A.A.d city Cover Art Explained By The Man Himself
Since the Kendrick Lamar good kid m.A.A.d city Cover Art has already been released, Kendrick came out and explained the meaning of the picture chosen to grace the highly anticipated debut album.
“It’s really just a self-portrait. I feel I need this album in order to move on with my life, and I had negative vibes and demons haunting me. I had to come from something, come from a place that was negative and positive but the majority of it is a negative place,” he said. “I went and put this message out in order for me to grow as a person. I’m glad I did, because it was a venting process to tell these stories I never told.”
The image shows family members (faces censored of course) holding baby Kendrick back in the day.
“Two of my uncles, that’s two of them, to the far right, that’s my grandpa and a baby bottle next to a 40-ounce next to a gang sign, holding a kid,” he continued. It’s not just music to me. This is a story about the youth and the people that they call delinquents in my city. You look in the background and you see a picture on the wall of me and my pops. The eyes blanked out, that’s for my own personal reasons. You’ll probably hear about that in the album, but that photo just says so much about my life and how I was raised in Compton and the things I’ve seen through innocent eyes. You don’t see no one else’s eyes, but you see my eyes of innocence and trying to figure out what’s going on.”
It’s great to have an artist show so much trust and admiration to his fans to share something so intimate in regards to his life.
As fans we appreciate your openness Kendrick. Let him know your appreciation in the comments below.