Spoiler alert: They’re just changing the order and putting the album in reverse order.
According to XXL, the ‘DAMN. COLLECTORS EDITION’ was initially leaked for Kendrick Lamar on Microsoft’s online music marketplace, but the link has since been removed.
The album’s tracklist is flipped so it starts with “DUCKWORTH.” then “GOD.” then “FEAR.” and you get the idea.
There’s also a new black and white image of K. Dot for the edition.
Kendrick Lamar told MTV News months ago that his fans realized that the album can be played backward. “It plays as a full story and even a better rhythm. It’s one of my favorite rhythms and tempos within the album. It’s something that we definitely premeditate while we’re in the studio.”
He also noted that “The initial vibe listening from the top all the way to the bottom is … this aggression and this attitude. You know, ‘DNA,’ and exposing who I really am. You listen from the back end, and it’s almost the duality and the contrast of the intricate Kendrick Lamar. Both of these pieces are who I am.”
The bad news? There’s no release date yet, so if you were hoping to snag this for Christmas for the Lamar lover in your life, it may have to wait.
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