Kendrick Lamar’s Untitled album is slated for a March 23 release, according to iTunes.
The project is slated to feature 16 songs, including the Compton, California rapper’s “The Blacker The Berry” single, which was released last month.
“If anything, aside from good kid, it’ll probably feel even more raw,” Kendrick Lamar said at the time. “Because it’s a little more dirty with the live, dirty drums on it. It’s not something that’s contemporary with the MPC and you pressing different patterns and things like that, but we’ll see how it come out…Everything’s really in-house. Of course Dre, but I really stick with four producers that I’ve been working with since day one. I don’t really go outside the box of that soundwave.”
In September, the TDE rapper released his “i” single.
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(March 6, 2015)
UPDATE: Kendrick Lamar posted what appears to be the album cover and title of his forthcoming album today (March 10).
‘“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.,” the TDE rapper wrote on Instagram.
To Pimp A Butterfly appears to be the album title, though iTunes still labels the album titled as Untitled.
TDE’s Top Dawg tweeted regarding the Compton, California rapper’s Instagram post.
“You ask 4 it … Now u got it… #TDE,” Top Dawg wrote on Twitter.
Kendrick Lamar’s Instagram post and Top Dawg’s subsequent tweet are as follows:
— dangeroo kipawaa TDE (@dangerookipawaa) March 11, 2015
(March 10, 2015)
UPDATE #2: The tracklist for Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly has been released, according to DJ Booth.
It is as follows:
- Wesley’s Theory feat. George Clinton & Thundercat
- For Free? (Interlude)
- King Kunta
- Institutionalized feat. Bilal, Anna Wise & Snoop Dogg
- These Walls
- For Sale? (Interlude)
- Hood Politics
- How Much A Dollar Cost feat. James Fauntelroy & Ronald Isley
- Complexion (A Zulu Love) feat. Rapsody
- The Blacker The Berry
- You Ain’t Gotta Lie (Momma Said)
- Mortal Man
(March 12, 2015)
UPDATE #3: The features for Kendrick Lamar’s forthcoming album To Pimp A Butterfly have been added to the iTunes pre-order page.
Most of the guests Lamar has tapped for the album aren’t rappers. Ronald Isley, Thundercat, George Clinton, Anna Wise, James Fauntleroy and Bilal will be featured in addition to Rapsody and Snoop Dogg.
None of Lamar’s TDE counterparts (Jay Rock, Schoolboy Q, Ab Soul, Isaiah Rashad, SZA) were included on the tracklist.
(March 16, 2015)
UPDATE #4: Kendrick Lamar’s second studio album, To Pimp A Butterfly, is now available via iTunes.
The album arrives eight days earlier than its previously scheduled release date (March 24).
TDE Founder Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith took to Twitter to express his grievances regarding To Pimp A Butterfly‘s early arrival. “I WOULD LIKE 2 PERSONALLY THANK
@Interscope FOR FUCKING UP OUR RELEASE… SOMEBODY GOTS 2 PAY 4 THIS MISTAKE !!!!” he wrote. “This is the kraziest shit ever.”
Kendrick has also shared a tweet, saying “Keep calm. All is well.”
this is the kraziest shit ever
— dangeroo kipawaa TDE (@dangerookipawaa) March 16, 2015
Keep calm. All is well.
— Kendrick Lamar (@kendricklamar) March 16, 2015
(March 15, 2015)
UDPATE #5: The stream of Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly has been released.
It is as follows via Spotify: