Kendrick Lamar is an award-winning American rapper and songwriter. His innovative, thought-provoking lyrics and classic Hip-Hop sound have earned him worldwide critical acclaim, and he is notable for working closely with legendary producer Dr Dre.
Kendrick Lamar Breaks Down Tracks From 'To Pimp A Butterfly' (Pt. 1) | MTV News
Watch Kendrick reveal the album's original title in a new interview.
Kendrick Lamar has revealed that his chart-topping album was originally not going to be called 'To Pimp A Butterfly.'
In an intimate sit down interview with MTV, the Compton rapper revealed that whilst he was always set on the album's concept, it had a name change.
Originally, the album was going to be called "TU Pimp A Caterpillar."
"TU Pimp A Caterpillar, that was the original name," Kendrick said. "Because the abbreviation was Tupac. Tu-P-A-C. "
K.Dot said that a blog caught wind of the abbreviation, which really impressed him.
"I changed it to butterfly because I really just wanted to show the brightness of life, and then the word pimp has so much aggression."
Watch the full interview, in whcih K. Dot breaks down 'To Pimp A Butterfly' track by track, above.