Kendrick Lamar Releases "To Pimp A Butterfly" A Week Early [Update: Stream Available]
Earlier today (March 15), Kendrick Lamar added to his upcoming album's tracklist by revealing all of the guest features on To Pimp a Butterfly, including: Snoop Dogg, George Clinton, and Ronald Isley, among others.
Kendrick Lamar Reveals Meaning Behind "To Pimp A Butterfly" Album Title
To Pimp a Butterfly is still sitting at #1 on the charts, though two weeks after its release, Kendrick Lamar just shared some revelatory information about his most ambitious project to date. In an interview with MTV, Kendrick explains the original title of the album was Tu Pimp a Caterpillar, the initials of which spell out Tupac, who, of course, made an appearance on the album's final track "Mortal Man".
First Week Sales For Kendrick Lamar's "To Pimp A Butterfly"
Though Kendrick Lamar's latest album, To Pimp a Butterfly, was supposed to be released yesterday (March 23), it came out a week early (March 16). Thus, TPAB's first week numbers are in, and the album has taken the top spot on the Billboard 100. According to HDD, To Pimp a Butterfly moved 318,988 copies in its first week. Those figures do not include streaming, so we'll alert you when those numbers come in.
ScHoolboy Q Celebrates His Birthday By "Bumpin" His New Album
ScHoolboy Q has been teasing a new album now and again on Twitter throughout the year, but he never gives away too much info. Today was no different, as Q posted on Instagram, letting fans know he was 'bumpin' his new album to celebrate "H day," otherwise known as his own birthday.
ScHoolboy Q Says He's Dropping His Album "After Jay Rock" On Twitter
ScHoolboy Q has been uncharacteristically quiet since the release of his debut physical album, Oxymoron, last year, surprisingly not even making an appearance on Kendrick Lamar's recent album, To Pimp A Butterfly. The lack of features we've heard from Q may have something to do with his focus on a follow-up LP, which he briefly spoke on in a Twitter Q&A today.
TDE Boss Thinks Kendrick Lamar's "To Pimp A Butterfly" Will Sell One Million In A Week
We just got the tracklist for Kendrick Lamar's upcoming album, To Pimp a Butterfly, which will be released on March 23. With the singles "i" and "The Blacker the Berry" already out, expectations will be sky-high for Kendrick's third album, and none higher than those of TDE boss Anthony "Top Dawg" Tiffith. Today (March 14), Tiffith tweeted at his followers to tell him what his goal for TPAB should be. He then tweeted, "we have 2 put that goal out 2 the universe.. what u think is wit u get.... I'm thinking 1 week 1 mill".
Review: Kendrick Lamar's "To Pimp A Butterfly"
After 2013’s wildly successful good kid, m.A.A.d city, Kendrick Lamar had an opportunity that very few artists ever receive. For his third album, he could have continued to make tracks like the wavy “Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe”, the hook-laden “Fuckin’ Problem", or the festival-banging “m.A.A.d city”, and still had a top-selling album. But instead of recreating music that he’s already conquered, Kendrick set out to make the best work of art possible.
Kendrick Lamar Shares Features On "To Pimp A Butterfly"
Details on the upcoming Kendrick Lamar album continue to roll in. Last week, we saw the initial tracklist to To Pimp a Butterfly, which included zero features. Today (March 15), Kendrick has confirmed there will, indeed, be a few noteworthy guests on the LP.
Album Cover & Tracklist Revealed For Jay Rock’s “90059”
It looks like we’re that much closer to hearing Jay Rock’s highly anticipated sophomore album 90059. Tonight, the project was made available for pre-order on iTunes, which ultimately shared the album’s cover art and official tracklisting as well.
Quiz: Which TDE Rapper Are You?
Yesterday we tried out our first-ever quiz on the site, a la Buzzfeed, to find out how well you consumed Kendrick Lamar's new album To Pimp A Butterfly upon first listen.
Review: Jay Rock's "90059"
Would you believe that Jay Rock has been signed to Top Dawg Entertainment for ten years? They say Rome wasn’t built in a day, and apparently TDE wasn’t either, because Anthony Tiffith and his group of MCs have been hacking at this hip hop thing for a while now.
Who Had The Better Verse: Black Hippy (Group Edition)
After years of embarking on a grueling journey to stardom, Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul, Schoolboy Q, and Jay Rock finally made it. They came up from nothing and are now swimming in the pools of success. Kendrick Lamar and Schoolboy Q both stunned with their respective albums and have forged lanes of their own as Cali's most talented artists. Ab-Soul and Jay Rock aren't lame duck emcees either and can tango with any of your favorite rappers. With the burgeoning development of Isaiah Rashad and SZA, TDE looks to stay on top for years to come.
Kendrick Lamar's "To Pimp A Butterfly" Reverts Back To Pre-Order Status On iTunes [Update: iTunes Link Is Being Fixed]
Strange things have been happening with Kendrick Lamar's highly anticipated To Pimp A Butterfly in the last 24 hours. First, the album became available to download (the clean version, mind you) on iTunes a week early, with a Spotify stream quickly following.
Kendrick Lamar Shoots "Alright" Video In The Bay
After creating magic in Compton for the "King Kunta" video, K-Dot has gone to The Bay to shoot his latest visual. Following "i" and "King Kunta," the next To Pimp a Butterfly track to get a video will be "Alright," in which Kendrick goes to Treasure Island in the San Francisco Bay.
TDE Confirms New Isaiah Rashad Material For 2015
As evidenced by Jay Rock's latest project, TDE are generally a pretty consistent bunch, and one of their more recent additions, Isaiah Rashad proved his worth within the crew with his 2014 debut project, Cilvia Demo. The release order within the close-knit label can be hard to keep track of sometimes, especially when the individual members are consistently claiming next.
Ab-Soul's Album Is "Almost Done"
What's going on behind the scenes at TDE is always a mystery. Updates on album releases are generally given through cryptic and sometimes conflicting tweets from the various members, and Ab-Soul has taken his turn to share a piece of news today."My album's almost done..." he wrote on twitter, adding, "It's a love story".
Is Jay Rock's "90059" Dropping Next Week?
Jay Rock has decided to take a unique approach with the release strategy for his sophomore album 90059. Instead of a concrete release date, Jay Rock & TDE are allowing the fans to determine when we’ll hear the long-awaited album by the amount of pre-orders it reaches on iTunes. Nevertheless, it looks like the goal must be really close to being reached, because a release date has just surfaced online tonight.
Jay Rock's "90059" Release Date Will Be Determined By The Number Of Pre-Orders
Pretty much every detail of Jay Rock's upcoming album, 90059, has been made available, but so far, the release date has been nowhere to be found. Today, Top Dawg has revealed the strategy behind this choice, revealing that the release date will be determined by the number of pre-orders they get for the album.
Director X Explains Kendrick Lamar's "King Kunta" Music Video
Toronto's Director X is now one of the most successful music video directors around. He's directed multiple Drake videos, as well as recent videos for T.I., Iggy Azalea, and Wiz Khalifa. His latest vid is Kendrick Lamar's "King Kunta", and its some of his best work yet.
Jay Rock Announces Album Title
Good news fam, Jay Rock’s long awaited sophomore album finally has a title. Taking to twitter Friday night, Jay Rock revealed that his highly anticipated album will be called 90059, the zip code to his L.A. hometown.