Get this: Kendrick Lamar's long-awaited, highly-anticipated followup to his 2012 breakthrough album good kid, m.A.A.d city, To Pimp a Butterfly will be out in roughly ten days! And so far the rollout has been pretty swift; from "i," to "The Blacker the Berry," an intense performance on The Colbert Report, and the ultimate unveiling of the album title and artwork. It's all starting to come together. And now it looks like we are being treated to the much-talked about but shrouded in mystery track "King Kunta." "King Kunta" finds K-Dot in a similiar lane as "i" with its funky musical backdrop and live instrumentation. The track, however, has K-Dot doing a little bit more with the lyrical content, going in on racial themes and black empowerment. It's certainly no surprise that Pharrell has called the song "so unapologetically black." Go ahead and listen to it yourself after the jump!
The previous report that Kendrick Lamar's new album is [Untitled] is false. The official album title is To Pimp a Butterfly. Album release date still March 23rd. Read more, including the track listing, after the jump.
These next few weeks will be littered with Kendrick Lamar news, so get used to it. King Kendrick started by finally announcing the title and release date for his highly-anticipated good kid, m.A.A.d city followup. Now he's blessing us with a lengthy freestyle over some memorable Notorious B.I.G. instrumentals after he stopped by Big Boy's recently-relaunched Real 92.3FM in Los Angeles. Check it out after the jump.
Kendrick Lamar had himself a field day at the 57th Grammy Awards, winning multiple awards for his new single "i." But Kendrick season is approaching ever so closely, with TDE dropping another new cut. This time the happiness is left at the door and King Kendrick embraces the dark side, going completely ham for six minutes straight. Listen to the Boi-1da, The KOZ and Terrace Martin produced "The Blacker the Berry" after the jump.
With Stephen Colbert's The Colbert Report prepping to officially close its doors Kendrick Lamar made an appearance on the program and debuted an untitled new track alongside a live band featuring Thundercat and Bilal. The track was produced by Astronote. Peep Kendrick Lamar's performance of his untitled new track on The Colbert Report after the jump.
Top Dawg Entertainment president Punch does more than handle the paperwork. Prior to delivering this here gem, Punch has been dropping fire tracks left and right, including (but not limited to) "My Darling Nicki." Now Punch has recruited TDE's golden child Kendrick Lamar for "25" despite never advertising the track as "featuring Kendrick Lamar." Bold move, Punch. Listen to "25" after the jump.
In September Kendrick Lamar shared his highly-anticipated new single "i", off his (currently) untitled follow-up to 2012's good kid, m.A.A.d city. And now he's sharing the official music video directed by Alexandre Moors & the Little Homies. It features a jubilant Kendrick dancing about. Watch after the jump!