Kendrick Lamar’s “To Pimp a Butterfly” is the Best Hip Hop Album of 2015

The year 2015 saw the release of yet another epic album from one of the most talented American rappers. “To Pimp a Butterfly” was released on March 15 2015 by Aftermath Entertainment and Top Dawg Entertainment while Interscope Records distributed it.

The album received two nominations during the 58th Grammy Awards: Album of the Year Award and Best Rap Album Award, winning the latter. Previously, the lead single “i” had won the Best Rap Song Award and Best Rap Performance during the 2015 ceremony. The song, “These Walls” won the Best Rap/Sung Collaboration award. Out of the four nominations that included the Song of the Year and the Best Music Video Awards, “Alright” won the Best Rap Performance Award and the Best Rap Song awards.

This album is very similar to Nas Untitled album which focuses on the life of a African American citizen. Like Nas in the song project, Roach portrays the black man as a long-lasting yet unwanted pest. In this album, Kendrick comes off with keeping faithful to the culture and also loving one’s self. This album draws contrasts and similarities from the various other classics that came before it.


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