Kendrick Lamar Stuns Fans (And Taylor Swift!) With Early LP Release
Kendrick Lamar has surprised fans by releasing his new album a week early.
The record, titled To Pimp A Butterfly, is now available to download and stream on iTunes and and Spotify ahead of its planned released date on March 23.Lamar’s new LP features singles The Blacker the Berry and i, as well as new tunes These Walls, Wesley's Theory and Mortal Man.
One person who was more than happy with the early release was Taylor Swift, who took to Twitter to express her excitement.
She wrote: “KENDRICK PUT HIS ALBUM OUT EARLY. NO ONE TOUCH ME.”
KENDRICK PUT HIS ALBUM OUT EARLY. NO ONE TOUCH ME. @kendricklamar
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) March 16, 2015
To Pimp A Butterfly is the follow-up to Kendrick’s 2012 album Good Kid, M.A.A.D City, which reached No.2 on the US chart.
Lamar's first UK performance - where he will debut his new album - will be at the New Look Wireless on Saturday July 4, where he will take to the stage alongside the likes of Nicki Minaj, Avicii and Drake. Find out more here!
Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp A Butterfly tracklist:
1. 'Wesley's Theory'
2. 'For Free? (Interlude)'
3. 'King Kunta'
5. 'These Walls'
8. 'For Sale? (Interlude)'
10. 'Hood Politics'
11. 'How Much A Dollar Cost'
13. 'The Blacker The Berry'
14. 'You Ain't Gotta Lie (Momma Said)'
16. 'Mortal Man'