Thanks in part to his majorly successful sophomore album To Pimp A Butterfly, Kendrick Lamar was asked to cover June’s edition of Ebony Magazine in honor of Black Music Month.

Recognizing millennial music artists who’ve been breaking down boundaries, making waves and changing the game of popular music, I think it’s a no brainer why Ebony Mag asked K. Dot to fulfill these duties. With a cover story to follow, fans can check out K. Dot’s presence on the cover below, along with some behind the scenes footage of his photo shoot as well.

In other related news, look for Kendrick to make his first ever day time television debut next week when he stops by Ellen for a performance of “These Walls”. Set your DVR’s for next Wednesday afternoon.