Kendrick Lamar album review; To Pimp a Butterfly reviewed

March 17, 2015 4:12 AM

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So what would the late Tupac Shakur and the very much living Kendrick Lamar talk about if they were ever to meet face to face in the next life? According to Lamar, they'd dish on economic inequality, revolution and racial metaphors about caterpillars and butterflies.

The imaginary conversation, audacious in the way it digitally melds two of hip-hop's leading voices from different eras, takes place during the 12-minute “Mortal Man,” as much philosophy treatise as song, and one of several flights into the surreal on Lamar’s second album, ”To Pimp a Butterfly” (Top...

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