KENDRICK LAMAR - TO PIMP A BUTTERFLY 2LP
To Pimp a Butterfly is the third studio album by American rapper Kendrick Lamar. It was released on March 15, 2015, by Top Dawg Entertainment and Aftermath Entertainment, and distributed by Interscope Records. The album was recorded in studios throughout the United States, with executive production from Dr. Dre and Anthony "Top Dawg" Tiffith. Boi-1da, Flying Lotus, Terrace Martin, Pharrell Williams, Knxwledge, Sounwave, Thundercat and several other hip hop producers also contributed. Its music was influenced by aspects of funk, jazz and spoken word. Due to an error on the part of Interscope, To Pimp a Butterfly was released to the iTunes Store and Spotify a week earlier than scheduled. It debuted atop the Billboard 200 and received widespread acclaim from critics, who praised its musical scope and the social relevance of Lamar's lyrics. Additionally, it was ranked as the best album of 2015 by several publications, including Rolling Stone, Billboard, and Pitchfork Media. It received nominations for Album of the Year and Best Rap Album at the 58th Grammy Awards. By January 2016, the album had sold 788,000 copies in the United States. PS recommened by Jamin A. Coop student 2016.