Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp a Butterfly
Apr 13, 2020
Sometimes I do kinda feel a bit down at the fact that I wasn't there to witness important parts of music history. I wasn't there to see the likes of Kurt Cobain or Jim Morrison live, I wasn't there to witness the immense scope of the Live Aid concerts, or to see The Beatles perform on The Ed Sullivan Show. I was decades away from being alive when albums like 'Dark Side of The Moon', 'The Velvet Underground and Nico', or 'Abbey Road' came out, and as much as I wish I was there to witness these things as they happened, and see myself how they affected the world around them, I still can't ever say that "I was born in the wrong generation". How could I be? I was alive when Kendrick Lamar released 'To Pimp a Butterfly', and I know damn well that generations from now people will hold this event in the same regard as some of the ones I mentioned previously. Hell, a lot of people already do.

When I try to take in the music on 'To Pimp a Butterfly', it's hard for me to describe it as anything other than "perfect."
Kendrick had a quite an ambitious vision, and yet he brought it to life in the best way any man could with a full cast of talented musicians, producers, rappers, singers, and even visual artists, to form a final product which is completely overwhelming in how expertly it comes together, how effortlessly it blends genres, ideas and emotions together, and in how powerful and thought-provoking every single second of this album is.

Honestly, for me it's hard to even describe the meaning of 'To Pimp a Butterfly', and it's importance to the world of music, and even the world as a whole. This album represents a lot more than just the music itself, it's importance to everything around us, and how we think, cannot be understated. However, it shouldn't really be coming from me: a white man. So all I can really say is: listen to this album yourself, many times, and take everything in. It's more than my words can explain, but thankfully Kendrick's words can.

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