Kendrick Lamar’s latest album To Pimp A Butterfly has been released earlier than expected. The hip-hop star was set to release the album one week from now, but the album was allegedly leaked online earlier today.
The supposed leak revealed Lamar’s 16-track album in-full. Now, the entire album is officially available for purchase or streaming on iTunes right here.
While To Pimp A Butterfly has been officially released tonight, the CEO of TDE (Lamar’s joint record company, along with Aftermath and Interscope Records) did not seem so pleased. Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith tweeted the following before this surprise release:
how we feeling 8 days away from the return of King Kendrick? #TDE
— dangeroo kipawaa TDE (@dangerookipawaa) March 15, 2015
He followed up with this tweet just hours after, saying:
— dangeroo kipawaa TDE (@dangerookipawaa) March 16, 2015
Now that the album has been released, Kendrick Lamar linked to the explicit version of To Pimp A Butterfly on iTunes and said:
Keep calm. All is well.
— Kendrick Lamar (@kendricklamar) March 16, 2015
All is certainly well for any fans looking to get their hands on this much-anticipated release a bit early.
Kendrick Lamar was recently announced as one of the headlining acts at this year’s Sasquatch festival, and he has a series of huge shows planned throughout the spring. Before announcing his latest album, Lamar released a new song with Flying Lotus called “Never Catch Me,” which you can watch right here. You can also take a listen to his freestyle skill on this performance at a radio station this fall.
Take a look at the album cover art below, along with a full track list for To Pimp A Butterfly:
To Pimp A Butterfly Track List:
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”
8. “For Sale? (Interlude)”
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)”
16. “Mortal Man”