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Just In Case You Didn’t Know . . . Kendrick Lamar’s Album Dropped Today! Here Are His Thoughts In His New York Times Interview.
Album Link Here: To Pimp A Butterfly
LOS ANGELES — Following the success of his major label debut, “good kid, m.A.A.d. city,” in 2012, the rapper Kendrick Lamar did not indulge in earthly luxuries. Instead, he got baptized.
That album was the story of his redemption, not just from street gangs through rapping but from a life of sin by embracing Jesus Christ. His long-awaited follow-up, “To Pimp a Butterfly” (TDE/Aftermath/Interscope), which was made available online Sunday night, ahead of a planned March 23 release, is about carrying the weight of that clarity: What happens when you speak out, spiritually and politically, and people actually start to listen? And what of the world you left behind?
Mr. Lamar, who grew up in Compton, Calif., had previously been saved as a teenager in the parking lot of a Food 4 Less, he said, when the grandmother of a friend approached him after a tragedy, asking if he had accepted God. “One of my homeboys got smoked,” Mr. Lamar recalled. “She had seen that we weren’t right in the head. That was her being an angel for us.”
Kendrick Lamar’s “To Pimp A Butterfly” Tracklist
This does not include any guest appearances that the album may include.
For Free? (Interlude)
For Sale? (Interlude)
How Much A Dollar Cost
The Blacker The Berry
You Ain’t Gotta Lie (Momma Said)
Kendrick Lamar Announces His Album Title And Reveals Artwork In Time For Rolling Stone Cover Shoot
The Behind The Scenes video to his Rolling Stones shoot is after the jump.
Kendrick Lamar Freestyles Over Biggie Classics On Big Boy’s Neighborhood
Kendrick Lamar’s New Album Has A Release Date
Oh snap, would you look at what popped up on iTunes. There’s no tracklist, no artwork and no album title, unless it’s called Untitled, which it very well may be. March 23rd is the date.
Ab Soul – 47 Bars
New Kendrick Lamar And It’s Flames!
Institutionalized, Manipulation and lies,
Reciprocation of freedom only live in your eyes!
Kendrick Lamar Dropping January 27th?
Surprise albums (or albums with very little or no warning) are as en vogue as ever right now. Now take this information with a grain of salt, but the rap Internet world is buzzing that another top-tier rap star is about to follow the same mold. Rumor has it that a brand-new Kendrick Lamar album is set to hit store shelves on January 27.