Kendrick Lamar Breaks Down The Meaning To His Album “To Pimp A Butterfly”

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Kendrick Lamar’s album, “To Pimp A Butterfly” was such a dope album. There was a lot of background meaning to the album that a lot of people may not even know. One of the most unique songs on the album was “How Much A Dollar Cost.” On that song Lamar runs into a homeless man who asks him for money. After asking, the man reads Lamar a bible verse. The verse made Lamar acknowledge the fact that his success made him selfish.

After a while Lamar realizes that the man is actually God himself. He also realizes that his selfish ways has costed him his way into God’s kingdom. During the Outro, Lamar is able to repent and ask God for forgiveness. He then humbles himself. This is a hell of a message to put in a song. Most people would have no idea that this is even what the song meant. That is just the beauty and creativeness that comes from Kendrick Lamar as an artist. “To Pimp a Butterfly” is full of messages which Lamar breaks down for us.

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(Videos) NFL: LOL Jay Z Doesn’t Know What Snapchat is; Chills With Usher, Kendrick & Swizz at Super Bowl

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Super Bowl 50 was a star-studded event.  With Beyonce joining Coldplay on the grand stage, her supportive husband Jay Z was also in the building. They had a grand time sharing a suite with Usher, Kendrick Lamar, Swizz Beatz and Lewis Hamilton.

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(Video ) Jay Electronica Says He Will Smack 50 Cent And That Kendrick Lamar Is His Son!

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Recently New Orleans rapper Jay Electronica took it to social media, periscope to be exact where he stated many things such as, kendrick lamar is his son and that he would also “slap 50 Cent’s eyeballs loose out his scalp.” in his own words. The rapper definitely was open for conversation because he did not hold back one bit.

Keep reading after the jump to hear what else Jay had to say!

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Kendrick Lamar Will Induct N.W.A. Into Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame

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N.W.A. will be the next rap group to be inducted into the the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and Kendrick will be ushering the legendary group in. Hit the jump for more.

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Kendrick Lamar: “‘good Kid, m.A.A.d City’ Is Great Work, But It’s Not My Best Work”

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One of the best rappers of the current generation sat down with Billboard for a recent interview, in which Kendrick said that he believes To Pimp a Butterfly is better than good Kid, m.A.A.d City. Hit the jump for more.

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Kendrick Lamar Opens Up About Meeting President Obama For The First Time

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At the end of last year, Grammy nominated artist Kendrick Lamar took a trip to the White House. Following his meeting with President Obama, he shared a few photos and revealed that they covered “topics concerning the inner cities, the problem [and] the solutions.” Lamar was humbled when the POTUS revealed his favorite track of 2015 was Kendrick’s “How Much a Dollar Cost” and said he’d pick Kendrick over Drake in a rap battle. Now, in an interview with Billboard, Kendrick opened up about how he felt when meeting the president.

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The RIAA Adds Streaming To Album Certifications; Big Sean, Kendrick + More Now Platinum!

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Effective today, February 1, the RIAA will now include audio and video streams and a track sale equivalent in gold and platinum album certifications. While Billboard and Nielsen Soundscan began factoring streaming in some time ago, artists were still not being awarded for going gold or platinum until they were all via traditional sales.

In 2013, RIAA first added on-demand streams to its Digital Single Award only, and now they have adapted to the times once again, as streaming continues to grow rapidly in popularity. To calculate the formula for album certification, 1,500 on-demand audio and/or video song streams will equal 10 single sales, which is 1 album sale. (In the same token, if 10 singles are purchased on iTunes, that is also 1 album sale.) For single certification, they have now updated the 2013 formula from 100 on-demand streams = 1 download to 150 on-demand streams = 1 download. This update was done “to reflect streaming’s enormous growth in the two plus years since that ratio was set.”

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(Photo) Fetty Wap, Kendrick Lamar & Joey Bada** Among Artists Involved In New Calvin Klein Ads

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You can do anything you want in Calvin Klein attire. At least according to some of your favorite artists; Kendrick Lamar, Fetty Wap, Joey Bada**, FKA twigs, Justin Beiber and more. Run, jump, sing and even “fight” in your CALVINS, according to Joey.

Calvin Klein has introduced the #mycalvins Spring 2016 global advertising campaign, which was photographed by Tyrone Lebon.

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(Video) Kendrick Lamar Appears In Grammy’s “Witness Greatness” Promo Video

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The Grammy’s is gearing up to be a huge night for Kendrick Lamar. The Compton native is up for 11 nominations, including ‘Album of the Year’ for his critically acclaimed album To Pimp a Butterfly and ‘Song of the Year’ for his “Alright” record.

Recently, K.Dot teamed up with The Recoding Academy for a new promotional video titled “Witness Greatness.” The campaign is geared to highlight a few of the Grammy’s shining stars. The three-minute video features all different faces from Compton reciting the lyrics to Kendrick’s anthem “Alright.”

The 58th Annual Grammy Awards are set to air air live from L.A.’s Staples Center on February 15th.

Check out the video below.

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BJ The Chicago Kid Announces The Tracklist And Release Date For Debut Album ‘In My Mind’

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BJ The Chicago Kid debut album is finally coming out! The album will hit stores on Febuary 19th and it features guest appearances from Kendrick Lamar, Chance the Rapper, Big K.R.I.T., and more. Hit the jump to see the full tracklist.

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