Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly – (Noted)
On March 10, 2015, Lamar announced his third album to be titled, To Pimp a Butterfly. On the same day, Lamar unveiled the album cover, when he posted a picture of it on his official Instagram page. After a rumored track-listing surfaced via the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), on March 12, 2015, Lamar confirmed the album’s track listing. In an interview with Rolling Stone magazine, Kendrick indicated that the title was a play on Harper Lee’s novel, To Kill a Mockingbird. He was quoted as saying, “Just putting the word ‘pimp’ next to ‘butterfly’… It’s a trip. That’s something that will be a phrase forever. It’ll be taught in college courses — I truly believe that.
On March 15, 2015, the album was released on iTunes eight days ahead of its scheduled release date. According to TDE’s CEO, Anthony Tiffith, the album’s early release was unintentional, apparently caused by an error on the part of Interscope Records. On the following day, the option to purchase the album was removed from iTunes and the release date was reverted to March 23. On March 16, 2015, the album was digitally released a week ahead of the original schedule. The first, short-lived accidental release might have been the reason for the early release, which was a similar tactic used by Frank Ocean when he released his album channel ORANGE.
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