Kendrick Lamar has left an indelible mark on Hip Hop with his 2015 project To Pimp a Butterfly, and now, limited edition vinyls of the seminal album are available.
Interscope Records has announced that only 100 copies of the album — which includes the hit “Swimming Pools” — are currently available for purchase. Each album, which has been signed by Lauren Halsey, comes with a collectible large format Artists Inspired by Music: Interscope Reimagined catalogue. The custom packaging, which was designed by GUCCI, also features an 11.5″ x 11.5″ gallery quality giclée designed by Halsey, which is affixed to a tan custom dyed linen wrapped vinyl jacket.
The limited edition vinyls are currently selling for $2500, and all sales are final.
The proceeds, according to the website, will benefit the Iovine and Young Foundation.
While Kendrick Lamar’s limited edition vinyl was designed by GUCCI, he recently channeled his Chanel side during a photoshoot celebrating the Met Gala on Tuesday (May 2).
The annual star-studded fashion event was larger than ever. In honor of the late designer and former creative director for Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld, celebrities wore their finest gowns (and suits) to honor the legendary fashion icon.
Kendrick Lamar, along with legendary model Naomi Campbell, actor Margaret Qualley, and South Korean pop star, Jennie Kim were among those named as this year’s “ambassadors and friends of the house.” Chanel celebrated the moment with group portraits of the stars on Instagram Tuesday.
In the photos, the girls give their chicest poses, but at first, Lamar offers a very wide (and slightly creepy) smile, revealing his diamond-studded tooth. As for the second flick, however, the rapper decided to give the appearance a dapper touch.
In related news, Kendrick Lamar recently broke Drake’s tour record with his Big Steppers Tour, which has grossed over $100million.
According to Touring Data, K. Dot’s Big Steppers Tour is now the highest-grossing tour by a rapper as a headlining act in history. It earned $110.9million from 929,000 tickets across 73 shows.
The Big Steppers Tour began in July 2022 following the release of Kendrick’s long-awaited fifth album Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers, and ended that September.
With support from pgLang protégés Baby Keem and Tanna Leone, the tour initially covered North America, then proceeded to Europe and Australia.