Kendrick Lamar has come a long way over the years. The Compton rapper has been building a loyal fan base since dropping Overly Dedicated back in 2010 and Section .80 just a year later.
K. Dot broke into mainstream consciousness with his debut studio album Good Kid Maad City and he’s been on an upward trajectory since then. So much so that there is a biography being developed about Kendrick. Music journalist and senior editor at Bandcamp Marcus J. Moore has signed on to pen the “cultural biography” on K. Dot, making the announcement via Twitter. Moore stated, “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.”
Moore explains that this project “details the artist’s coming of age as an MC, how he helped resurrect two languishing genres (bebop and jazz), his profound impact on a racially fraught America, and his emergence as the bonafide King of Rap,” adding, “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. As a big fan of his work, I want to shed adequate light on the man behind the music while giving proper context to his art.”