WARNING: WISDOM ADVISORY, CONSCIOUS CONTENT.
Kendrick Lamar surprised us all releasing his third studio album today, one week ahead of schedule with a simple tweet linking to the iTunes interface to buy the album.
Let me start off by saying, this album IS NOT for everybody. Kendrick re-enforces and reminds us why rap stands for Rhythm And Poetry with conscious content recorded over uber trippy 80’s funk and soul revival to 90’s west coast influenced beats. No, this is not quite the Kendrick we’re used to, but I sure could get used to this Kendrick.
This album can’t live up to the expectations of popular culture but To Pimp A Butterfly is undeniably a musical masterpiece for real hip hop lovers – a new school Overly Dedicated.
Buy the album via iTunes here.