Kendrick Lamar understands and employs blues, jazz, and soul in his music, which makes it startling. His work is more than merely brilliant; it is magic. - Toni Morrison Kendrick Lamar has been described as the Poet Laureate of hip-hop, perceptive, philosophical, unapologetic, fearless, and an innovative storyteller whose body of work has been compared to James Joyce and James Baldwin. He is a visionary who will go down as history as one of the most important artists of all time. Now, for the first time, we will be taken on a journey of Lamar's life. Told through his three albums, The Butterfly Effect gives unparalleled insight into his background, influences and the importance of his music. With exclusive interviews with his family, friends, and record producers, this book is the must-read for any fan.