Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly
Both Kendrick Lamar and To Pimp a Butterfly are more than just albums; they are more than simply rappers. Kendrick is unique. One of the best rap albums ever is nice kid, m.A.A.d city, his debut major label release. Jay Z’s Reasonable Doubt and Kanye West’s The College Dropout were the last two musicians to make their debuts with albums that completely altered their respective genres. The autobiographical masterpiece Good Kid, M.A.A.d City expressed Kendrick’s hardship of growing up in difficult conditions in Compton and how it impacted his view of the world. Though it was a concept album, Kendrick’s “how I got here” tale was still told. It was creative and fantastic. He may have made his second album according to the same plan. Kendrick has enough talent for it to have worked once.
The album to pimp a butterfly is very ideal No other word could adequately describe its awesomeness. Rap, jazz, funk, soul, and spoken word are expertly blended in To Pimp a Butterfly. It cannot be contained within a certain genre. It’s the most recent development of Black music, and it’s absolutely brilliant. (Black Music), home to artists like D’Angelo, Prince, the Fugees, James Brown, Curtis Mayfield, and Andre 3000. A place where the inherent limitations of music are absent. a location where preserving and advancing culture is the primary objective.)
As the most significant record in black culture at the moment, To Pimp a Butterfly takes the place of D’Angelo’s Black Messiah. In light of Ferguson, police brutality, and growing economic inequality, Kendrick Lamar expertly addresses societal themes through his songs. Like recent releases from Drake and Big Sean, it’s a sombre record for sombre times, but To Pimp a Butterfly stands head and shoulders above the others in terms of both message and production.
The concept that a rapper might have any kind of significant good impact over a society is something that some people may dismiss as absurd, but their opinions are valid. It has never happened before. However, the next great black leader hasn’t yet emerged, and the culture is shifting. Is Kendrick near you? Not in the slightest. Could his impact increase, though, if he keeps releasing music that promotes black power, equality, justice, and unity? I wouldn’t be shocked by it. I wouldn’t be surprised by anything right now.
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Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly Tracklist
01 Wesley’s Theory (ft. George Clinton & Thundercat)
02 For Free? (Interlude)
03 King Kunta
04 Institutionalized (ft. Bilal, Anna Wise & Snoop Dogg)
05 These Walls (ft. Bilal, Anna Wise & Snoop Dogg)
08 For Sale? (Interlude)
10 Hood Politics
11 How Much A Dollar Cost (ft. James Fauntleroy & Ronald Isley)
12 Complexion (A Zulu Love) (ft. Rapsody)
13 The Blacker The Berry
14 You Ain’t Gotta Lie (Momma Said)
16 Mortal Man
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