To Pimp A Butterfly

Kendrick Lamar's new album drops a week early

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I was so tempted to listen last night but didn't want to get caught up til 2am listening to music. I'm on my first full listen but I know this will be in heavy rotation. Kendrick Lamar's talent can't be understated. There are some definite heavy funk tones in TPAB. Not the standard hunt but the hip hop community was very excited to see it leaked a week early. Up for streaming on Spotify, and "pre-order but actually download today" on iTunes.
Kendrick is amazing. I'll be playing this all night (also available on Spotify).
@rrhoover same. I'll be on my 2nd full listen by the time I walk to work. Kendrick's music is so raw and deeply emotional - I just can't help but connect with it + him. Enjoy!
Dude's at the top of his (and the) game.
So good. The caterpillar is a prisoner to the streets that conceived it. Its only job is to eat or consume everything around it, in order to protect itself from this mad city. While consuming its environment the caterpillar begins to notice ways to survive. One thing it noticed is how much the world shuns him, but praises the butterfly. The butterfly represents the talent, the thoughtfulness, and the beauty within the caterpillar. But having a harsh outlook on life the caterpillar sees the butterfly as weak and figures out a way to pimp it to his own benefits. Already surrounded by this mad city the caterpillar goes to work on the cocoon which institutionalizes him. He can no longer see past his own thoughts. He’s trapped. When trapped inside these walls certain ideas start to take roots, such as going home, and bringing back new concepts to this mad city. The result? Wings begin to emerge, breaking the cycle of feeling stagnant. Finally free, the butterfly sheds light on situations that the caterpillar never considered, ending the eternal struggle. Although the butterfly and caterpillar are completely different, they are one and the same. What’s your perspective on that?
Kendrick is an artist where I need Genius to help me out, but it's so rewarding to know the meaning behind everything he's saying. I enjoyed King Kunta before, but now that I know who Kunta was, it's next level
@eric3000 I'm not a regular Genius user but there are times I fall into a rabbit hole reading the translation and backstory behind some of my favorite rappers' lyrics.