kendrick lamar butterfly

Like they always do about this time, Gianni Lee and Mike Blud dissected Kendrick Lamar’s record breaking To Pimp a Butterfly and put together this mix of the samples included on the album. From James Brown to Michael Jackson and the Isley Brothers, K. Dot’s new record is stamped with some of the best black music of the last few decades — an exclusive group soon to be joined by Kendrick himself (yeah, I said it).

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1. Boris Gardiner — Every N*gger Is A Star (Wesley’s Theory)
2. Mausberg — Get Nekkid (King Kunta)
3. Michael Jackson — Smooth Criminal (King Kunta)
4. James Brown — The Payback (King Kunta)
5. Lalah Hathaway — On Your Own (Momma)
6. Sufjan Stevens — All For Myself (Hood Politics)
7. Cold Grits — It’s Your Thing (Blacker The Berry)
8. Detroit Emeralds — You’re Getting A Little Too Smart (You Aint Gotta Lie)
9. Isley Brothers — That Lady (i)
10. Houston Person — I No Get Eye For Back (Mortal Man)

Related: Listen to the Full 2Pac Interview That’s Featured On Kendrick Lamar’s New Album