Hidden Braille Message in Kendrick Lamar’s Album Pamphlet Reveals Full Title
To Pimp a Butterfly isn't the full name of Kendrick Lamar's second studio album. While speaking with Mass Appeal for his cover story, the Compton native shared that there is hidden Braille within the album pamphlet. This hidden message is supposed to reveal the subtitle of K-Dot's sophomore LP.
"[There]’s actually a sketch of braille that’s added to the title hidden inside the [CD] booklet that I don’t think nobody has caught yet," Kendrick said. "You can actually feel the bump lines. But if you can see it, which is the irony of it, you can break down the actual full title of the album."
Complex spoke with Alison Hawes, MS—a teacher of the visually impaired (TVI)—who said Lamar used uncontracted Braille, the most basic form of the writing system, in his message. According to Hawes, the message's direct translations is "A Kendrick By Letter Blank Lamar." In that order the title doesn't make sense but rearrange the subtitle is A Blank Letter by Kendrick Lamar. K.Dot's last album also had a subtitle, good kid, m.A.A.d city: Short Film by Kendrick Lamar.
Throughout the interview, Kendrick opens up about the meaning of the album's cover, the process behind compiling the record, what song he would have wanted Tupac to appear on and the future of the younger generation. Real the full interview here.