It was recently announced on Twitter that a Kendrick Lamar biography is on its way.
The biography will be titled: The Butterfly Effect: How Kendrick Lamar Ignited the Soul of Black America and will outline the story of Lamar’s “rise to rap superstardom”. Marcus J. Moore, a senior Editor of Bandcamp and Pitchfork writer, made the Twitter announcement that he will be the one penning the book.
“Some big news I’ve been eager to share,” he shared. “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.”
He spoke further about the book deal with Pigeons & Planes, saying:
“My book 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.”
The book will also include interviews with people from Lamar’s past, going back to childhood. It will talk largely about the global success of Lamar’s work.
“Having covered Lamar’s music over the years, I’m always fascinated by the sheer gravity of his work,” Moore said. “He’s an iconic musician and someone who truly appreciates the foundation of black art, using it as a vehicle to shed light on his community. He’s never forgotten where he’s come from and I think that’s honorable.”