Kendrick Lamar Speaks On “To Pimp A Butterfly” With Rolling Stone

Written by Nigel D. / 03.11.15


Lamar also gave Rolling Stone a preview of six new songs from To Pimp a Butterfly, in addition to the two already released. The songs range from the intensely personal to the swaggeringly aggressive – like “King Kunta,” which could be the theme song from a Seventies blaxploitation flick. When Pharrell Williams first heard the track, he praised it by calling it “unapologetically black.” “It’s just him expressing how he’s feeling at the moment,” says Lamar’s longtime producer Mark “Sounwave” Spears. “And right now, he’s mad.”

Lamar is vague about what specifically the title To Pimp a Butterfly means (“That will be taught in college courses someday,” he says). But he describes the album as “honest, fearful and unapologetic.” “You take a black kid out of Compton and put him in the limelight, and you find answers about yourself you never knew you were searching for,” he said. “There’s some stuff in there, man. It’s a roller coaster. It builds.”

Look for the issue on stands and in the iTunes App Store this Friday, March 13th.

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Kendrick Lamar’s “To Pimp A Butterfly” Album Cover

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Kendrick Lamar’s “To Pimp A Butterfly” Album Cover

Written by Nigel D. / 03.11.15


“Don’t all dogs go to heaven? Don’t Gangsta’s boogie? Do owl shit stank? Lions, Tigers & Bears. But TO PIMP A BUTTERFLY. Its the American dream nigga….” – lil Homie.
– Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar’s “To Pimp A Butterfly” drops March 23rd.

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Video: Kendrick Lamar Freestyles To Notorious B.I.G. Classics

Written by Nigel D. / 03.09.15

BigBoyTV is BACK! In Big Boy’s triumphant return to radio, the one and only Kendrick Lamar came into the brand new REAL 92.3 studio to drop hottest freestyle of the year thus far.

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Kendrick Lamar Will Be Releasing A New Album March 23rd

Written by Nigel D. / 03.06.15


Kendrick Lamar tweeted a link to pre otder his upcoming album which drops March 23rd. The title and cover are not confirmed as of yet. So far we have recently heard “I” and “The Blacker The Berry.”

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Kendrick Lamar And Mary J. Blige Will Headline the 2015 Essence Music Festival

Written by Nigel D. / 02.18.15

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Our 2015 ESSENCE Festival line-up includes some of the biggest names in music!

Headliners include Festival first-timer, Kendrick Lamar and Festival favorite, Mary J. Blige! Also confirmed to perform at the 2015 ESSENCE Festival nighttime concerts at the Superdome include Erykah Badu, India.Arie, Common, Floetry, Kelly Price, Lianne La Havas, Elle Varner, Esperanza Spalding, Raheem DeVaughn, Mali Music, Eric Roberson, Teedra Moses, Avery*Sunshine, Bilal, Goapele, Robert Glasper, Trombone Shorty, Kool Moe Dee, Doug E. Fresh, Mystikal, Slick Rick, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, Nico &Vinz, SZA, Dee-1, Tonya Bond Cannon, Leon Bridges, Andra Day, Kindred The Family Soul, Tweet, Jeff Bradshaw and Tank & The Bangas.

More acts to be announced, so stay tuned!

Plus, Kevin Hart will headline ESSENCE’s ‘Now Playing’ Concert on Thursday, July 2. Tickets go on sale Wednesday, February 25.
via Essence

The 2015 Essence Music Festival will take place July 3rd to 5th in New Orleans.

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Kendrick Lamar – The Blacker The Berry

Written by Nigel D. / 02.10.15

Kendrick Lamar drops a new single called “The Blacker The Berry” produced by Boi-1da.

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Chris Brown ft. Kendrick Lamar – Autumn Leaves

Written by Nigel D. / 01.22.15

Chris Brown is a Samurai in his latest video for “Autumn Leaves.”

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