Kendrick Lamar has shared the title and artwork for his sophomore album release.
The rapper has named his awaited set To Pimp a Butterfly, and used his Instagram account to spread the news.
The new recording is expected to arrive March 23 via Aftermath/Interscope Records. Over the weekend, Lamar had tweeted a link to the iTunes store, which noted his album’s due release date and listed 16 tracks. None of the songs are name-checked, except “The Blacker the Berry,” which was released days after the 2015 Grammys.
The West Coast artist dropped the single “i” last year, and won the best rap performance and best rap song Grammys for the track. To Pimp a Butterfly is the follow-up to 2012’s good kid, m.A.A.d city, which was nominated for the album of the year Grammy in 2014, and has sold more than 1.38 million copies to date, according to Nielsen Music.
His live commitments for 2015 include a slot on the 2015 Essence Festival, which takes takes place in New Orleans from July 2-5.