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good kid, m.A.A.d city (10th Anniversary)

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good kid, mAAd city is the second studio album by Kendrick Lamar.
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Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers

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The only rapper to have won a Pulitzer came out swinging on this one.
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Kung-fu kenny strikes again - if ‘To Pimp A Butterfly’ was him taking the crown, this is the Compton native sitting on his throne, looking down at t...
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untitled unmastered

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there’s surely no doubting now that Kendrick lamar is one of the true greats – despite the dismissive titling of this release, these 8 tracks prove ...
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to pimp a butterfly

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a superbly sprawling, maximal, soul-infused record from the gifted rapper taking a clear influence from D'angelo & the roots along with guest spots from...
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good kid, m.a.a.d city

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with some great guests (Drake, Dr Dre & MC Eiht), a high-profile imprint (Dre's Aftermath) & delicious production (Pharrell, Just Blaze…) thi...
To Pimp a Butterfly - 33 1/3 by Sequoia Maner

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To Pimp a Butterfly - 33 1/3 by Sequoia Maner

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
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    Released: 11th Aug 2022

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Breaking the global record for streams in a single day, nearly 10 million people around the world tuned in to hear Kendrick Lamar's sophomore album in the hours after its release.

To Pimp a Butterfly was widely hailed as an instant classic, garnering laudatory album reviews, many awards, and even a canonized place in Harvard's W. E. B. Du Bois archive. Why did this strangely compelling record stimulate the emotions and imaginations of listeners?This book takes a deep dive into the sounds, images, and lyrics of To Pimp a Butterfly to suggest that Kendrick appeals to the psyche of a nation in crisis and embraces the development of a radical political conscience. Kendrick breathes fresh life into the Black musical protest tradition and cultivates a platform for loving resistance. Combining funk, jazz, and spoken word, To Pimp a Butterfly's expansive sonic and lyrical geography brings a high level of innovation to rap music. More importantly, Kendrick's introspective and philosophical songs compel us to believe in a future where, perhaps, we gon' be alright.