To Pimp a Butterfly
Studio album by Kendrick Lamar
Released March 16, 2015
Recorded 2012-15
Genre Hip hop
Length 78:51
Label Top Dawg, Aftermath, Interscope
Kendrick Lamar chronology
Good Kid, M.A.A.D City - cover TPAB Untitled. unmastered. Kendrick Lamar
(October 22, 2012) (March 16, 2015) (March 4, 2016)
To Pimp a Butterfly is the third studio album by American rapper Kendrick Lamar. It was released on March 16, 2015 by Top Dawg, Aftermath and Interscope. The album debuted at #1 on the US Billboard 200 and received rave reviews from critics, being regarded as the best album of 2015. The album also received 11 Grammy nominations at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards, latter winning 5 such as "Best Rap Album", "Best Rap Song" for "Alright", and "Best Rap/Sung Collaboration" for "These Walls". The album was certified "Platinum" by the RIAA 2 year later in June 2017.

Track listingEdit

No. TitleWriter(s)Producer(s) Length
1. "Wesley's Theory" (featuring George Clinton and Thundercat)Kendrick Lamar Duckworth, George Clinton, Steven Ellison, Ronald Colson, Stephen Bruner, Boris GardinerFlying Lotus, Ronald "Flippa" Colson, Sounwave (add.), Thundercat (add.) 4:47
2. "For Free? (Interlude)"  K. Duckworth, Terrace Martin, R. McKinneyTerrace Martin 2:10
3. "King Kunta"  K. Duckworth, S. Bruner, Johnny Burns, Michael Jackson, Ahmad Lewis, Stefan GordySounwave, Terrace Martin (add.) 3:54
4. "Institutionalized" (featuring Bilal, Anna Wise & Snoop Dogg)K. Duckworth, Columbus Smith, Frederik Halldin, Sam Barsh, Itzik BensoliItzik Bensoli 4:31
5. "These Walls" (featuring Bilal, Anna Wise & Thundercat)K. Duckworth, T. Martin, Larrance Dopson, James Fauntleroy, R. McKinneyTerrace Martin, Larrance Dopson, Sounwave (add.) 5:00
6. "u"  K. Duckworth, Taz Arnold, Michael BrownTaz Arnold AKA Ti$A, Whoarei, Sounwave (add.) 4:28
7. "Alright"  K. Duckworth, Pharrell Williams, Mark SpearsPharrell Williams, Sounwave 3:39
8. "For Sale? (Interlude)"  K. Duckworth, T. ArnoldTaz Arnold AKA Ti$A, Sounwave (add.), Terrace Martin (add.) 4:51
9. "Momma"  K. Duckworth, Glen Boothe, T. Arnold, Sylvester Stewart, Lalah Hathaway, Rahsaan Patterson, Rex RideoutKnxwledge, Taz Arnold AKA Ti$A 4:43
10. "Hood Politics"  K. Duckworth, Donte Perkins, M. Spears, S. Bruner, Sufjan StevensTae Beast, Sounwave, Thundercat 4:52
11. "How Much a Dollar Cost" (featuring James Fauntleroy & Ronald Isley)K. Duckworth, T. Martin, Josef Leimberg, R. McKinney, J. Fauntleroy, Ronald IsleyLoveDragon 4:21
12. "Complexion (A Zulu Love)" (featuring Rapsody)K. Duckworth, S. Bruner, M. Spears, Marlanna EvansThundercat, Sounwave, Terrace Martin (add.), Antydote (add.) 4:23
13. "The Blacker the Berry"  K. Duckworth, Matthew Jehu Samuels, Stephen Kozmeniuk, K. Lewis, Brent Kolatalo, Jefferey Campbell, Alexander Izquierdo, Zale EpsteinBoi-1da, KOZ, Terrace Martin (add.) 5:28
14. "You Ain't Gotta Lie (Momma Said)"  K. Duckworth, T. Martin, R. McKinney, J. Leimberg, M. SpearsLoveDragon 4:01
15. "i"  K. Duckworth, Columbus Smith, R. Isley, O'Kelly Isley, Ernie Isley, Marvin Isley, Rudolph Isley, Christopher JasperRahki 5:36
16. "Mortal Man"  K. Duckworth, M. Spears, S. Bruner, Fela AnikulapoSounwave 12:07
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