To Pip A Butterfly Analysis

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To Pimp A Butterfly is the third studio album by American Rapper-songwriter and social activist Kendrick Lamar. He released his much anticipated follow album to the critically acclaimed album Good Kid, M.A.A.D City earlier this year. Although the rapper had much to be live up to with this album considering how well received his previous album was, he certainly did not disappoint. Not only did this album live up to expectations his fans had but greatly surpassed them. To Pimp A Butterfly is a thought provoking and socially conscious album, Lamar addresses a lot of issues that are going on in the world relating to racism, politics and fame he presents these issues in a clever and unique style. The elaborate use of instrumentals influenced by jazz, neo-soul a psychedelic funk adds a level of ambition and sophistication to this album that has not been heard since the 90’s rap era. “Arguably the best rap albums in the last decade”…show more content…
As well as this Lamar recites a poem between tracks, with each new track continuing on the poem until the end of the album when he recites the entire poem telling the audience the inspiration and meaning behind the album. The theme of “Uncle Sam” carries on in the next track For Free?, which is the more witty and ironic tracks in the album. The track has one of the smoothest jazz beats, that is spoken over with a monologue by an ignorant and materialistic sounding

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