Interscope Records is offering 100 copies of Kendrick Lamar’s iconic 2015 album, To Pimp a Butterfly, on vinyl for $2500. Each copy of the album has been signed by Lauren Halsey and comes with a collectible large format “Artists Inspired by Music: Interscope Reimagined” catalog. GUCCI designed the custom packaging for the vinyl, which also features an 11.5″ x 11.5″ gallery-quality giclée designed by Halsey. Additionally, it comes in a tan custom-dyed linen-wrapped vinyl jacket. Proceeds will benefit the Iovine and Young Foundation.
To Pimp a Butterfly sold 324,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release and debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has since certified it platinum. The album features Thundercat, George Clinton, Bilal, Anna Wise, Snoop Dogg, James Fauntleroy, Ronald Isley, and Rapsody. For the production, Lamar worked with Sounwave, Terrace Martin, Taz “Tisa” Arnold, Thundercat, Rahki, LoveDragon, Flying Lotus, Pharrell Williams, Boi-1da, Knxwledge, and more. The project won Lamar the Grammy Award for Best Rap Album in 2016. It was also nominated for Album of the Year, although it lost to Taylor Swift’s 1989.
Kendrick Lamar With A Copy Of “To Pimp A Butterfly”
Lamar recently wrapped up his Big Steppers Tour which finished as the highest-grossing tour with a rapper as a headlining act in history. It earned $110.9 million from 929,000 tickets across 73 shows. By doing so, he outpaced Drake and Migos‘ Aubrey & The Three Migos Tour, Drake and Future‘s Summer Sixteen Tour, as well as Kanye West and JAY-Z‘s Watch the Throne Tour, and more for the honor. The concerts came following the release of Lamar’s fifth album, Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers. He brought along Baby Keem and Tanna Leone for the tour.
Outside of music, Lamar recently attended the 2023 Met Gala. For the star-studded event, he rocked an all-black fit with a leather jacket, slick pants, as well as dress shoes, and an MLB hat. At one point during the night, he posed for photos with Jack Harlow.
“To Pimp a Butterfly” Vinyl