Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly
Kendrick Lamar is an American rapper, songwriter, and record producer. Since his mainstream debut in 2012, he has been regarded as one of the most influential artists of his generation, as well as one of the greatest rappers and lyricists of all time. To Pimp a Butterfly is his third studio album, released on March 15, 2015. The album was recorded in studios throughout the United States, with production from Sounwave, Terrace Martin, Thundercat, Rahki, Flying Lotus, Pharrell Williams, Knxwledge, and several other high-profile hip hop producers, as well as executive production from Dr. Dre and Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith. The music incorporates a variety of styles from traditional African-American music, including jazz, funk, soul, spoken word, and avant-garde. Lyrically, it features political commentary and personal themes concerning African-American culture, racial inequality, depression, and institutional discrimination. The album received widespread acclaim from critics, topped The Village Voice’s annual Pazz & Jop poll of American critics nationwide, and was also ranked as the best album of 2015 by many other publications. In the years following its release, several publications named To Pimp a Butterfly one of the best albums of the decade; in 2020, the album was ranked 19th on Rolling Stone’s updated list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
2 x LP, Gatefold
Label: Top Dawg Entertainment
Cat. # 0602547311009