Kendrick Lamar Releases Album Digitally A Week Early

March 17, 2015 2:25 AM

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Kendrick Lamar’s third studio album, To Pimp A Butterfly, was released on iTunes and Spotify without fanfare on Sunday night, a week earlier than slated. Its iTunes store release was quickly recalled and then reinstated; currently it is available for purchase on iTunes and Google Play, while the explicit version is streaming on Spotify.

It appears the early release comes courtesy of a miscommunication with Lamar’s distributing label, Interscope. Anthony ”Top Dawg” Tiffith, head of Lamar’s independent label home Top Dawg Entertainment, tweeted and then deleted: “I WOULD LIKE 2 PERSONALLY THANK @Interscope FOR FUCKING UP OUR RELEASE…...

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