To Pimp a Butterfly

Kendrick Lamar Drops New Album ‘To Pimp a Butterfly’

Surprise! On the 20th anniversary of Tupac Shakur’s Me Against the World, Kendrick Lamar released his new album To Pimp a Butterfly. The follow-up to his 2012 debut good kid, m.A.A.d city hit iTunes on Sunday night, a week ahead of its scheduled March 23 release.

But the early rollout was seemingly part of Kendrick’s plan. “Yesterday. March 14th. Was a Special Day,” tweeted K-Dot. “20 yrs. Later.”

The 16 tracks, which incorporate elements of funk, spoken-word poetry, and free-jazz, include the Grammy-winning “i,” “The Blacker the Berry,” and “King Kunta,” with appearances from Snoop Dogg, Ron Isley, Bilal, James Fauntleroy, George Clinton, and more.

Click here to download the album on iTunes.

To Pimp a Butterfly Tracklisting

1. “Wesley’s Theory” feat. George Clinton & Thundercat
2. “For Free? (Interlude)”
3. “King Kunta”
4. “Institutionalized” feat. Bilal, Anna Wise & Snoop Dogg
5. “These Walls”
6. “U”
7. “Alright”
8. “For Sale? (Interlude)”
9. “Momma”
10. “Hood Politics”
11. “How Much A Dollar Cost” feat. James Fauntleroy & Ronald Isley
12. “Complexion (A Zulu Love)” feat. Rapsody
13. “The Blacker The Berry”
14. “You Ain’t Gotta Lie (Momma Said)”
15. “i”
16. “Mortal Man”