Surprise! Kendrick Lamar released his new album, ‘To Pimp A Butterfly,’ one week early, much to the delight of his dedicated fan base. Just wait until you see how they reacted to the news!
Kendrick Lamar, 27, has finally released To Pimp A Butterfly, the highly anticipated follow-up to his 2012 hit, good kid, m.A.A.d city. The artist decided to surprise fans and critics alike by releasing the album exactly one week earlier than it was expected on iTunes and Spotify, and they could not be happier to start their week off with some sick new tunes!
Kendrick Lamar’s ‘To Pimp A Butterfly’ –Fans Freak Out
In case you were in need of a Monday morning pick-me-up, Kendrick’s new album dropped at midnight on March 15. To Pimp A Butterfly is an absolute must listen for hip hop and music fans alike, especially if you were a fan of his previous album, good kid, m.A.A.d city.
“Keep calm. All is well,” Kendrick wrote on Twitter just after midnight on March 15. Moments later he tweeted a link to buy the new album on iTunes, and basically the internet exploded in excitement.
While many fans were just excited that there was a new Kendrick album to listen to, others were already dissecting songs and lyrics on social media to discuss with other fans. It was like one big internet listening party!
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Check out the tracklisting for Kendrick’s album, and then see how his fans are reacting to the new album in a series of tweets we’ve collected below!
1. Wesley’s Theory (ft. George Clinton & Thundercat)
2. For Free? (Interlude)
3. King Kunta
4. Institutionalized (ft. Bilal, Anna Wise & Snoop Dogg)
5. These Walls (ft. Bilal, Anna Wise & Snoop Dogg)
8. For Sale? (Interlude)
10. Hood Politics
11. How Much A Dollar Cost (ft. James Fauntleroy & Ronald Isley)
12. Complexion (A Zulu Love) (ft. Rapsody)
13. The Blacker The Berry
14. You Ain’t Gotta Lie (Momma Said)
16. Mortal Man
Fans Reacts To Kendrick’s New Album
Kendrick new album not for everyone. Only for intelligent folks that enjoy good music with lyricism & artistry. Drake fans won’t understand.
— Nicolae Carpathia (@WeNotSocks) March 16, 2015
Kendrick’s new album 🙌
— Ben Brown (@MrBenBrown) March 16, 2015
About to hit play on Kendrick’s new album. Words cannot describe how excited I am.
— Will Darbyshire (@willdarbyshire) March 16, 2015
Man I gotta call my boss and let him know I can’t work this week because Kendrick’s new album is out.
— Marc (@Marc_MuFc1) March 16, 2015
Kendrick Lamar’s new album is what happens when hip-hop & neo-soul come together to bless their child with great genetics. So good.
— Johnny Boy ☮ (@JohnTheFame) March 16, 2015
Tell us, HollywoodLifers — Have you listened to Kendrick’s new album yet? Which song was your favorite? Comment below with your thoughts!
— Lauren Cox