03/12/2015 01:16 pm ET Updated Mar 12, 2015

Here's The Hidden Message Behind Kendrick Lamar's Bold New Album Cover

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In Kendrick Lamar's still-young reign as one of hip-hop's leading voices, he's tackled institutionalized racism, black self-love, addiction and the evils of materialism. But what he posted to Instagram Tuesday night might be his boldest political statement yet.

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