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Tuesday Reviewsday: The impact of Kendrick Lamar's 'To Pimp A Butterfly'




"i" off of Kendrick Lamar's new album "To Pimp A Butterfly."
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Last week, Los Angeles rapper Kendrick Lamar released one of the most anticipated album's of the year called "To Pimp A Butterfly," but is it any good?

https://open.spotify.com/album/7ycBtnsMtyVbbwTfJwRjSP

The new record dropped a week early, but it's already being devoured by listeners.  It set a Spotify streaming record with 9.6 million plays in the first 24 hours it came out and it's at the top of the iTunes charts. Music supervisor Morgan Rhodes and Oliver Wang from Soul-Sides join A Martinez to talk about the album, the issues it addresses and the quality of the music found on it.