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KENDRICK LAMAR – TO PIMP A BUTTERFLY (FULL ALBUM STREAM)

A week ahead of its release, Kendrick Lamar’s major label follow up to good kid, m.A.A.d city drops in the form of To Pimp A Butterfly and you can stream it in its entirety now. Apparently, there was some sort of issue that led to the album’s surprise digital release as outlined in the tweet below by TDE CEO Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith.

After being available while most people were still asleep, the album was suddenly unavailable come Monday morning. What exactly happened has yet to be explained but you can stream the album in its entirety on Spotify now. With features from the likes of Bilal, Anna Wise of Sonnymoon, Snoop Dogg, George Clinton, James Fauntleroy, Rapsody, Ronald Isley, Thundercat, Terrace Martin, Flying Lotus and more, you’ll immediately notice that the album has a very distinct vibe. Extraordinarily funky and with a prideful element that takes you back to the 70s, To Pimp A Butterfly was applauded across social media. But how good is it? Judge for yourself.

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KENDRICK LAMAR – TO PIMP A BUTTERFLY (OFFICIAL TRACKLIST)

After several fake tracklistings for Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly hit the web, it appears that we finally have the right one courtesy of DJ Booth.

With DJ Booth being a digital distributor of music, it make sense that their tracklisting would be legit. The explanation below helps as well.

The album is currently slated to drop on March 23, and in an effort to prevent the album leaking ahead of that date, Universal Music Group has sent out the tracklisting to what appears to be several music upload services. For example, if YouTube knows the album’s song titles, it can better flag anyone attempting to upload a file with that title.

Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly Tracklist

Wesley’s Theory
For Free? (Interlude)
King Kunta
Institutionalized
These Walls
U
Alright
For Sale? (Interlude)
Momma
Hood Politics
How Much A Dollar Cost
Complexion
The Blacker The Berry
You Ain’t Gotta Lie (Momma Said)
I
Mortal Man

The album drops on March 23 and you can pre-order here.

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STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON RED BAND TRAILER

It’s hard to believe that it has been a quarter century since N.W.A. changed the landscape of music forever. On August 14, the film about the collective will finally hit theaters and here is the red band trailer with an intro from Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, Kendrick Lamar and Game.

In the mid-1980s, the streets of Compton, California, were some of the most dangerous in the country. When five young men translated their experiences growing up into brutally honest music that rebelled against abusive authority, they gave an explosive voice to a silenced generation. Following the meteoric rise and fall of N.W.A., Straight Outta Compton tells the astonishing story of how these youngsters revolutionized music and pop culture forever the moment they told the world the truth about life in the hood and ignited a cultural war.

Starring O’Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins and Jason Mitchell as Ice Cube, Dr. Dre and Eazy-E, Straight Outta Compton is directed by F. Gary Gray (Friday, Set It Off, The Italian Job). The drama is produced by original N.W.A. members Ice Cube and Dr. Dre, who are joined by fellow producers Matt Alvarez and Tomica Woods-Wright. Will Packer serves as executive producer of the film alongside Gray.

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KENDRICK LAMAR TALKS PROTESTS, POLICE BRUTALITY AND HIS SINGLE I

In the wake of the turmoil that has swept the nation and resulted in protests across the country, Kendrick Lamar sat down with MTV at a recent Reebok event to explain the significance his single “i” as well as how it relates to the deaths of Eric Garner, Michael Brown and a litany of other black men across the country.

“It’s something that I’ve been around since the beginning of time. I remember coming up in the city of Compton and [seeing] these same types of ordeals. So when I make a record like “i”, this is not just about me. It’s about what’s going on in real life, actual [facts].

My father definitely talked to me about that early on—he came from Chicago to Compton, and he dealt with it his whole life. He knew the moment I was born [that] the color of my skin was gonna be put to the test, and that’s just how it is. We have legacy, people who’ve died for it, but [there’s] still that type of negativity out there.

He told me, ‘Every day, carry yourself with some integrity and don’t let them see you sweat.’”