Kendrick Lamar released "To Pimp A Butterfly" 8 days too early. Hoax? No. Accident? Maybe.

By Maria-Karmina Landicho

TDE‘s finest, has done nothing lately — and by nothing, I mean: nothing but surprise us!

It’s certainly been a roller coaster of emotions, when it comes to TDE’s front man, Kendrick Lamar. Not only did he break the internet when he left the music world hanging by a thread as we waited up until 3 A.M. for him to release his first track titled, ” i — he has done it yet again, by providing his album on iTunes: To Pimp A Butterfly 8 days too early.

For weeks, we’ve been teased with snippets of tracks off of the album. For example, this past week, “King Kunta” (Track #3 off To Pimp A Butterfly) was broken up into sound bites over several days; eventually it was released in-full. But, he’s teased us enough.

If you follow K.Dot on Twitter (which you should), you would know that he rarely ever tweets anything. CEO of TDE, Anthony Giffith is usually the one to speak out for his boy. But the red flag popped up when Kendrick tweeted:

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Immediately after, a storm of “What’s going on Kendrick?” scattered within the social media world, only to find that iTunes had the clean version of To Pimp A Butterfly on deck.

In his latest interview with Rolling Stone, Kendrick was fairly vague about the meaning behind his title To Pimp A Butterfly stating,

“You take a black kid out of Compton and put him in the limelight, and you find answers about yourself you never knew you were searching for. There’s some stuff in there, man. It’s a roller coaster. It builds.”

A roller coaster, is right K.Dot.

Enough of the chatter. Grab your copy of the clean version of To Pimp A Butterfly so you can listen to it with your kids, your nieces and nephews, and even your Mother’s.

Cop it here: To Pimp A Butterfly


UPDATE: Being released 8 days too early was indeed too good to be true. It seems that it may have been a major accident, as CEO of Top Dawg Entertainment has just released a tweet that must be killing Interscope right now:

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Take it back to Kendrick’s freestyle on Sway In The Morning:

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