|Is that a judge on the ground???|
I remember you was conflicted, misusing ya’ influence, sometimes I did the same, abusing my power full of resentment, resentment that turned into a deep depression. Found myself screaming in the hotel room, I didn’t want to self-destruct…
The above words are repetitively heard throughout Kendrick Lamar’s new album, To Pimp a Butterfly! The sixteen track album (including two interludes) sound comprises of soul, jazz, funk and hip-hop thanks to producers, Fly Lo, Pharrell, Taz Arnold, Soundwave and more..
K.Dot (aka The young, and wise beyond his years poet for the streets) pushes the hip hop limits on To Pimp a Butterfly as he use his lyrics to shed light on his strong belief in the supreme being, the streets, race, and politics. Usually I’m turned off by musicians having a lot of features on albums, but on To Pimp a Butterfly, Kendrick choose the “right” features; Philly’s own Bilal, Anna Wise (who was on Kendrick’s previous album), Ronald Isley, Lalah Hathaway, Snoop Dogg, Robert Glasper, Thundercat and more..