If you are one of the countless people out there who has been waiting for Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly album, now is the time to do so. Released earlier this year, the album is filled with guest appearances from Anna Wise, Snoop Dogg, Rapsody, Bilal, and Thundercat. There are 16 songs in the album, and you can stream them all for free on Spotify or purchase the album on iTunes.
In addition to being an album with plenty of catchy songs, To Pimp A Butterfly also has political commentary and a personal theme. The lyrics are full of references to African-American culture and reflect on issues like racial inequality, depression, and institutional discrimination. The album’s inspiration comes from Lamar’s tour of historic sites in South Africa. This is the album’s most political statement to date.
The album was released at midnight on Sunday, forcing a torrent of commentary and reactions. Since its release was unexpected, there were many people who were eager to give their first impressions of the album. As a result, there has been a lot of debate regarding whether or not To Pimp A Butterfly is worth listening to. TDE CEO Anthony «Top Dawg» Tiffith responded to the debate by tweeting:
To Pimp A Butterfly surpassed Michael Buble’s ‘Christmas’ on Monday by gaining 9.6 million streams on the first day of its release. Spotify has 58 markets globally and 60 million users and 15 million paying subscribers. With this record, Kendrick Lamar has earned a lot of money. Just think about the potential that his music will have with Spotify’s continued success. If you’re wondering why he’d released his new album so early, take a look at the chart below.
To Pimp A Butterfly is a follow-up to his previous album, good kid, m.A.A.D city. It is full of Jazz and Funk elements, and features George Clinton, Snoop Dogg, Bilal, Thundercat, and Ronald Isley. It is a diverse album, and fans of rap music will find plenty of new songs that they’ll enjoy. The album also has some excellent collaborations, and these artists have helped make the album a success.
Kendrick Lamar has also appeared on The Big Hit Show podcast. The show, hosted by journalist Alex Pappademas, will feature five episodes focused on To Pimp a Butterfly. Its first season focused on the Twilight franchise and earned Kendrick Lamar a Grammy for Best Rap Album. The first season was a hit, and fans are eager to hear the rest of it. If you’re a fan of Kendrick Lamar’s music, you will surely enjoy The Big Hit Show.