Review: To Pimp A Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar

To Pimp A Butterfly by Kendrick LamariTunes inadvertently screwed up the release of Kendrick Lamar’s new LP which drove some of its producers to take to Twitter about this mistake – but make no mistake about it, there were no mistakes that were made in To Pimp a Butterfly. The album is a cocktail of jazz, blues, electronic, funk, rock, and good-to-honest hip-hop mixed and all in sync with the spitfire lyricism of K.Dot that we’ve come to know. In short, it’s orchestrated chaos and the end product is a masterpiece. I haven’t been as impressed with a hip-hop record as when Nas released Life is Good in 2012, or with J.Cole’s Forest Hills Drive last year. I was excited when he announced his new record, but had my share of doubts as well: “what if he doesn’t top himself or equal good kid, m.A.A.d city?” However, after hearing the first song in the album, “Wesley’s Theory”, all doubts were erased. By the time I reached the fifth track “These Walls”, I was already sold on the whole album as a classic, and it’s been getting the critical acclaim that it deserves. I’m sorry that I had my doubts, King Kendrick. [JS] | 5/5


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