Tu Pimp A Caterpillar
Now if you look closely at the original title of Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly, then you will see TUPAC. Man that definitely would have been dope, especially considering (Spoiler Alert) how the album ends with his interview with 2Pac.
While sitting down with MTV’s Rob Markman the two discuss the meaning of the title and Kendrick acknowledges that the good folks over at DeadEndHipHop caught it during their review of the album. This all came after K.Dot told everyone to wait on calling the album a classic during his interview with Hot 97.
Watch the interview up top and see what he had to say about the 2Pac dedication below.
“That was the original name and they caught it because the abbreviation was Tupac, Tu-P-A-C,” Lamar told MTV. “Me changing it to Butterfly, I just really wanted to show the brightness of life and the word pimp has so much aggression and that represents several things. For me, it represents using my celebrity for good. Another reason is, not being pimped by the industry through my celebrity.”