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Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly album cover: an incendiary classic

Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp a Butterfly photographed by Denis Rouvre. Lately i've been a big fan of Kendrick's latest album, "To Pimp a Butterfly". This album explores many culture related themes through the use of metaphors and language. The album also features notable Jazz artists, such as saxophonists Kamasi Washington and Terrace Martin, who bring a prominent jazz influence throughout the album.


To Pimp A Butterfly Following the success of his major label debut, good kid, m.A.A.d. city, in 2012, the rapper Kendrick Lamar’s long-awaited follow-up, To Pimp a Butterfly (TDE/Aftermath/Interscope) is about carrying the weight of that clarity: What happens when you speak out, spiritually and politically, and people actually start to listen? And what of the world you left behind?


2016 Grammy Winner: Best Rap Album: To Pimp A Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar. CD available for check out at the Logan Library. | pinned from


Kendrick Lamar's 'To Pimp a Butterfly' is an instant modern masterpiece. Here's our take on Kendrick's perfect hip-hop record!