Although Kendrick Lamar has been in hip-hop for more than 15 years, the Compton native has only been at the forefront of the genre for the past decade. Since his breakthrough in 2012, the emcee has been at the pinnacle of the culture and remains there to this day.
However, in the age of artificial intelligence and with creativity in hip-hop at an all-time high, it is unsurprising that recently, a fan of Eminem and Lamar decided to combine the two rappers by remaking Kendrick’s album covers in the style of Em.
The Reddit user who redesigned the artwork chose Section.80, Good Kid, m.A.A.d City, To Pimp a Butterfly, DAMN. and Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers. Alongside the change to their covers, the projects were renamed Section Shady, Good Kid, m.A.A.d Mommy, To Pimp a Trailer Park, FUCK. and Mr. Slim & the Big Shadies, respectively.
Eminem and Kendrick Lamar have mutual admiration for each other as artists. As such, the Detroit lyricist (real name Marshall Mathers) asked Lamar to appear on his 2013 album Marshall Mathers LP 2, where they collaborated on the track ‘Love Game.’
In a 2021 interview with SiriusXM’s Sway Calloway, Mathers showered Lamar with praise, stating, “He’s the most electrifying vocalist of this generation.” Eminem also mentioned the ‘Humble’ emcee in a sit-down with The New York Times, during which he asserted, “Kendrick is at the very top, top tier of lyricists — not just of this generation, but of all time.”
Despite the fact that Kendrick has released four major-label bodies of work, Slim Shady has expressed his love for Good Kid, m.A.A.d City. The 8 Mile actor once told Genius, “The way he puts albums together — front to back, they’re like pieces of art.”
He continued, “When I first heard Kendrick’s debut on Aftermath, I couldn’t believe it. The fact that it was his first real album and he was able to make it into a story which intertwines with the skits like that was genius.”
You can see the album cover remakes below.