Rapper Kendrick Lamar was the perfect poster boy for the cover of the latest issue of Ebony magazine.

He covers a special edition to celebrate Ebony magazine’s now annual Black Music Month with the rapper seen as a symbol merging the Hip-Hop community with the traditional Black community.

Kendrick Lamar wore his dreads with edges tamed with fade cut sporting a tee and long neckchain for the cover shot.

Check on the subtle cover above.