Beyonce is not the only artist with drops unexpected albums on occasion. Kendrick Lamar just releasedÂ his “To Pimp A Butterfly” CD a week earlier than expected and the Internet is fluttering with folks excited about the albumÂ and heading over to iTunes to get in on the action.
The highly anticipated album is just his second, but the single “i” has already won a GrammyÂ forÂ Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance. The album also features classic artists like George Clinton as well as notables Snoop Dogg and Ron Isley.
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The title, Kendrick told Rolling Stone Magazine is a play on the classic novel To Kill a Mockingbird.
â€œJust putting the word â€˜pimpâ€™ next to â€˜butterflyâ€™â€¦ Itâ€™s a trip,â€Â heÂ said. â€œThatâ€™s something that will be a phrase forever. Itâ€™ll be taught in college courses â€” I truly believe that.â€
Kendrick already pissed people off with his controversial album cover and now there are at least five songs on this album that will certainly get people popping off.
For instance in “King Kunta” Kendrick comes off as explosive saying: “Bitch where you when I was walkin’? / Now I run the game got the whole world talkin’ / King Kunta.”
“Everybody wanna cut the legs off him, Kunta / Black man taking no losses.”
Many people have already said that his album is not racially charged like they first thought; but instead its funky and smooth with some gospel flavor too.
Here’s the album line-up. You can download below:
1. â€œWesleyâ€™s Theoryâ€ (Feat. George Clinton & Thundercat)
2. â€œFor Free? (Interlude)â€
3. â€œKing Kuntaâ€
4. â€œInstitutionalizedâ€ (Feat. Bilal, Anna Wise & Snoop Dogg)
5. â€œThese Wallsâ€
8. â€œFor Sale? (Interlude)â€
10. â€œHood Politicsâ€
11. â€œHow Much A Dollar Costâ€ (Feat. James Fauntleroy & Ronald Isley)
12. â€œComplexion (A Zulu Love)â€ (Feat. Rapsody)
13. â€œThe Blacker The Berryâ€
14. â€œYou Ainâ€™t Gotta Lie (Momma Said)â€
16. â€œMortal Manâ€
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