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To Pimp a Butterfly

2015, 16 tracks, 1 hour 24 mins 38 sec

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Album Info

"To Pimp a Butterfly"

Released

  • Mar 16, 2015

Genres

  • Rap

Label

  • Top Dawg
  • Aftermath
  • Interscope

Producer

  • Anthony "Top Dawg" Tiffith (exec.)
  • Dr. Dre (exec.)
  • Dave Free (co-exec.)
  • The Antydote
  • Boi-1da
  • Flippa
  • Flying Lotus
  • Knxwledge
  • KOZ
  • Larrance Dopson
  • LoveDragon
  • Pharrell Williams
  • Rahki
  • Sounwave
  • Tae Beast
  • Taz Arnold
  • Terrace Martin
  • Thundercat
  • Tommy Black
  • Whoarei

Studio

  • Chalice, Hollywood, CA
  • Notifi, St. Louis, MO
  • Downtown, New York City, NY
  • House, Washington, D.C., US
  • No Excuses, Santa Monica, CA

About

To Pimp a Butterfly is the third studio album by American rapper Kendrick Lamar. It was released on March 15, 2015, by Top Dawg Entertainment, Aftermath Entertainment and Interscope Records. The album was recorded in studios throughout the United States, with production from Sounwave, Terrace Martin, Taz "Tisa" Arnold, Thundercat, Rahki, LoveDragon, Flying Lotus, Pharrell Williams, Boi-1da, and several other high-profile hip hop producers, as well as executive production from Dr. Dre and Anthony "Top Dawg" Tiffith. The album incorporates elements of jazz, funk, soul, spoken word, and avant-garde music and explores a variety of political and personal themes concerning African-American culture, racial inequality, depression, and institutional discrimination.
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