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Following 2012’s electrifying good kid, m.A.A.d city, the supremely gifted, Compton-bred rapper delivers another uncompromising and deeply affecting listening experience. Packed with jazzy, dreamlike production and staggering lyrical work, To Pimp a Butterfly finds Kendrick Lamar grappling with the weight of his newfound fame—as a representative of his community and as a young black man. Through the funky menace of “King Kunta,” Lamar makes blistering reference to the protagonist of Alex Haley’s Roots, while the feverish standout, “The Blacker the Berry,” sees him attack black-on-black crime with singular precision and ferocity.

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K.Dot is a legend.

Back in 2012, I didn't think there was any way the Kendrick could Top G.K.M.C in any way, that was such a classic album.
But boy was I wrong. TPAB is by far the Best rap album of the past 15 years, and a possible front runner for Album Of The Decade. Every song is meaningful, and tells a great story, something sorely lacking in the hip-hop game at the moment. I would recommend this album to anyone who loves classic hip-hop and wants to be blown away by King Kendrick's amazing music.


I absolutely love this album. He's matured so much since his "Good Kid Mad City" album. This is Kendrick reincarnated and I love it. Definitely worth the buy. I also love how he uses lots of different instruments and forms of speaking. The way he fluctuates his voice is beautiful.




Born: June 17, 1987 in Compton, CA

Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

Years Active: '00s, '10s

Platinum-selling, Grammy-nominated rapper Kendrick Lamar is one of the rare artists who has achieved critical and commercial success while earning the respect and support of those who inspired him. A native of Compton, California, Lamar originally rapped as K. Dot and released a series of mixtapes under that name. Youngest Head Nigga in Charge (2003), issued when he was only 16 years old, caught the attention of Top Dawg Entertainment and led to a long-term association that helped raise the rapper's...
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