Pimp a Butterfly is the third studio album by American rapper Kendrick Lamar. It was released on March 15, 2015, by Top Dawg Entertainment, distributed by Aftermath Entertainment and Interscope Records.
The album was recorded in studios throughout the United States, with production from Sounwave, Terrace Martin, Taz "Tisa" Arnold, Thundercat, Rahki, LoveDragon, Flying Lotus, Pharrell Williams, Boi-1da, Knxwledge, and several other high-profile hip hop producers, as well as executive production from Dr. Dre and Anthony "Top Dawg" Tiffith. The album incorporates elements of jazz, funk, soul, spoken word, and avant-garde music and explores a variety of political and personal themes concerning African-American culture, racial inequality, depression, and institutional discrimination.
To Pimp a Butterfly debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200, selling 363,000 copies in its first week. The album received widespread acclaim from critics, who praised its musical scope and the social relevance of Lamar's lyrics. It was ranked as the best album of 2015 by many publications, including Rolling Stone, Billboardand Pitchfork. It was also ranked by many publications as one of the best albums of the 2010s (decade), with The Independent placing it first. The album was nominated for Album of the Year and Best Rap Album at the 58th Grammy Awards, winning the latter. The album was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). By June 2017, the album had sold one million copies in the United States.
|A2||For Free? (Interlude)||2:10|
|B3||For Sale? (Interlude)||4:51|
|C2||How Much A Dollar Cost||4:21|
|C3||Complexion (A Zulu Love)||4:23|
|C4||The Blacker The Berry||5:28|
|D1||You Aint Gotta Lie (Momma Said)||4:01|
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