Kendrick Lamar To Pimp A Butterfly (4 years later)

Started by Babu, Mar 14, 2019, in Kendrick Lamar Add to Reading List

  1. Babu
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    Mar 14, 2019
    It's officially been 4 years since Kendrick's best album, and one of the greatest albums ever, TO PIMP A BUTTERFLY was released.

    This shit changed my life, y'all.

    As a minority dude who felt small and inadequate in the face of the racism and adversity I saw on the news, in society, and personally saw all the time, To Pimp A Butterfly's message of loving yourself in the face of all that really resonated with me.

    Aside from that, what do you guys think about the album and its message now vs at the time of release? (if y'all don't remember, this album was released when BLM was having massive protests, etc, and the Ferguson shooting/trial, as well as many others like it, were happening at the same time)

    Is the message the album conveys still wholly relevant four years later?

    How does TPAB stack up against the rest of Kendrick's albums?

    Wesley's Theory vs u vs Blacker the Berry?
     
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  2. Sav Stanfield
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    Mar 14, 2019
    insanely overrated but still an incredible album
     
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  3. Rick
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    Mar 14, 2019
    I still bump it from time to time, one of the most important rap albums of 2010s, probably...
     
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  4. Enigma
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    Civil liberties > Police safety

    Mar 14, 2019
    Great album!
     
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  5. Sea Mauville
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    Mar 14, 2019
    classic for sure
     
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  6. Lil Squeed
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    what it do BABYYYY

    Mar 14, 2019
    haven't listened to this bullshyt in years but the non-album version of i was alright
     
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    what it do BABYYYY

    Mar 14, 2019
    and by bullshyt I mean masterpiece
     
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    Mar 14, 2019
    ive always preferred the single version of i
     
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  9. Rick
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    Mar 15, 2019
    Yall remember Big Quint reaction to this? Priceless
     
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  10. GOLOVKING
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    Mar 18, 2019
    The only album that can stand next to MBDTF. A masterpiece of its time.
     
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  11. Michael Myers
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    Mar 18, 2019
    It sure is no gkmc
     
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  12. Winter
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    Mar 18, 2019
    I wanted to like it, and I appreciate its significance, but outside of a couple songs the music itself doesn't really do anything for me. Revolutionary art for people who've never heard an Outkast or Tribe album.
     
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  13. Worm
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    Mar 18, 2019
    that album got me through some bad insomnia
     
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  14. the lyricvore
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    Apr 18, 2019
    Never really liked that album. I can see the hard work he put into it and respect it. And respect the art. But the jazz influence just wasn't my thing.

    Probably my least faortite kendrick albu tbh.

    But that's one reason I like Kendrick you can put 3-4 Kendrick fans in one room and they all have a different favorite album. Someone could hold a argument that section 80 is his best someone else can hold a argument that GKMC was his best or DAMN.

    It's great
     
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