Kendrick Lamar Surprisingly Drops “To Pimp A Butterfly”, Stream now!

Da fuq?! Kendrick Lamar has surprisingly dropped new album To Pimp a Butterfly on iTunes this morning – a week before it’s scheduled March 23 release date.

Kendrick’s widely anticipated follow up to his debut album good kid m.A.A.d city appeared on iTunes this morning, seemingly without the knowledge of TDE CEO, Punch who tweeted his outrage after finding out it had been dropped. A few hours before the drop, Punch ironically asked his followers how they were feeling about the upcoming album:

After the track appeared on iTunes he tweeted his outrage:

But the early roll-out may have been part of Kendrick’s plan to coincide with the 20 year anniversary of Tupac’s Me Against The World.  He tweeted: “Yesterday. March 14th. Was a Special Day,” and “20 yrs. Later.” Today after the album leaked Kendrick then tweeted:

The 16-track album contains appearances from George Clinton, James Fauntleroy, Ron Isley, Snoop Dogg and more.

Buy from iTunes:


1. “Wesley’s Theory” feat. George Clinton & Thundercat
2. “For Free? (Interlude)”
3. “King Kunta”
4. “Institutionalized” feat. Bilal, Anna Wise & Snoop Dogg
5. “These Walls”
6. “U”
7. “Alright”
8. “For Sale? (Interlude)”
9. “Momma”
10. “Hood Politics”
11. “How Much A Dollar Cost” feat. James Fauntleroy & Ronald Isley
12. “Complexion (A Zulu Love)” feat. Rapsody
13. “The Blacker The Berry”
14. “You Ain’t Gotta Lie (Momma Said)”
15. “i”
16. “Mortal Man”