As previously reported, the King of Compton had announced CD and vinyl editions of untitled unmastered. shortly after delivering the collection digitally in March. Both physical versions were to arrive "hand-signed and autographed" by K-Dot and quickly sold out.
As The Vinyl Factory reports, the demand was so high that Lamar opted to press up more copies, reportedly signing upwards of 4,000 albums.
But, when the CDs and LPs levitate, levitate, levitated out of Lamar's hands and onto the doorsteps of fans, buyers were left a little underwhelmed at the sight of the spitter's signature. As you can see in the posts below, Lamar's John Hancock is simply his squiggled initials, a point of contention for those looking to get an authentic piece of memorabilia. Some seemed pissed, while others mocked the situation.
A fan says Kendrick Lamar signed this for him, and he's not to happy with the signature.
What do YOU think? pic.twitter.com/TioerkOT9G
— HipHopEarly.com (@HipHopEarly) June 22, 2016
People are complaining about Kendrick Lamar's "lazy" autographs on signed copies of Untitled Unmastered. pic.twitter.com/bQ85pGlN2R
— The Mixtape Lab (@themixtapelab) June 22, 2016
Forgot I bought a "signed" Kendrick Vinyl awhile back ago and berely received it.. yes thats his "signature" pftt ha pic.twitter.com/4Z2cFAM7Kw
— Manuel Leon (@Starmanuel) June 23, 2016
No doubt, the minimalist marking was a disappointment to those that coughed up the dough, but to be fair, cruising eBay for Kendrick Lamar autographs reveals that he's been using the same swipe of the pen all along. If you were looking to get your records marked with elaborately looped L's and heart-dotted I's, you should have done your homework first.
— michelle. (@meshellsea) June 23, 2016