Kendrick Lamar reveals OG album title

More Kendrick press today as he sits down with MTV’s Rob Markman for a great new 10 minute sit-down (Pt. 1 of more to come).

The newly revealed tidbit is the headline — the OG album title for the sopomore album was Tu Pimp a Caterpillar. You see what he did there?

Kendrick explains:

“That was the original name and they caught it because the abbreviation was Tupac, Tu-P-A-C,” Lamar told MTV. “Me changing it to Butterfly, I just really wanted to show the brightness of life and the word pimp has so much aggression and that represents several things. For me, it represents using my celebrity for good. Another reason is, not being pimped by the industry through my celebrity.”

Whoo, that woulda been cool too, but the Kendrick x Tupac influence is pretty clear throughout, of course with the “Mortal Man” 2Pac interview. Looking forward to more from this deep sit-down interview… keep it locked.

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