Kendrick Lamar’s ‘DAMN’ Played in Reverse

It’s been more than four months since Kendrick Lamar dropped DAMN., and we’re still peeling back the layers of his acclaimed fourth album. Following DAMN.’s release, many fans speculated that there may be a second album or some kind of partner project in the works.

Speaking with MTV News ahead of the VMAs — where he’s performing and nominated for eight awards on Sunday (August 27) — Kendrick said, “Any of my fans know that my albums get real intricate and there’s always details in there. For the most part, they usually have a good listening ear to figure out what’s going on.”

One of the most popular DAMN. hypotheses is that the album can be played in reverse order. Kendrick confirmed that long-held theory, explaining why he likes elements of that version better than the original.