At this point, Kendrick Lamar’s impact on hip-hop is undeniable. Now, his effect on Black culture will be officially documented, as a book on the rap star’s imprint on African Americans is coming soon.
Penned by author Marcus J. Moore, the book will be titled The Butterfly Effect: How Kendrick Lamar Ignited the Soul of Black America. Moore announced the coming book via Twitter on Thursday (March 22). “Some big news I’ve been eager to share: I’ve signed with @TouchstoneBooks to write the cultural biography of Kendrick Lamar,” he wrote. “My book, ‘The Butterfly Effect: How Kendrick Lamar Ignited the Soul of Black America,’ will detail his rise to rap superstardom.”
As well as a biography, the book appears to be a cultural biography, documenting King Kendrick’s effect on Black people as a whole since he started his musical reign.
The “Humble” rapper recently opened up on what makes him tick and gives him the hunger for more. “It’s really always having love for it, and really having fun with it,” he said in a recent interview. “I think the moment when I’m not having fun with it, and getting into the studio and — you know, going back to the Kobe similarities — maxing out on the full potential, that’s when the fumbling happens. Before that even happens, I’d pass it down and give it to another young boy that has that same passion that can carry that [throne]. But right now, I feel good. I’ll let y’all know when the final years is coming up, when I’m like, ‘OK. This kid is it. He’s from the city. He’s it. He got it.'”