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nowaypablo  ·  2569 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: To Pimp a Butterfly is fucking garbage, here's why.

    What I’m saying is that TPAB is fucking manufactured for middle-class white people to eat up.

I think you're wrong man. There's clearly a lot of sweat put into this album, and I don't think Kendrick is clowning around for white people. There's real soul in Wesley's Theory and You Ain't Gotta Lie, there's real anger in Blacker the Berry, there's a subtle power in Momma, and there's the classic banger Alright that brings it all home.

OK. Fuck King Kunta.

But the rest of TPAB is real. As for,

    Nothing about your album is nuanced or poetic,

Take a listen to the two separate poems that are read out– no rapping or music– during this record. He spends the entire album slowly unveiling a poem, a theme and explanation to the whole concept of the album, line by line at the end of each song. All the shit you're talking about with Black Lives Matter and whatever social "impact" this might have had, it's all irrelevant to the album and what Kendrick did in TPAB. White kids that don't know hip-hop eating it up came after the fact, after the album leaked a week early and every die-hard fan was waiting there and taking it like a money shot. TPAB was a fuckin' musical orgasm man. Damn.