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Kendrick Lamar’s ‘To Pimp a Butterfly’ spotlighted in five-episode podcast

Fresh from his appearance at the Super Bowl halftime show, Kendrick Lamar is taking a deep dive into his 2015 album on a new podcast.

Starting Wednesday, season two of the Big Hit Show podcast, produced by the Obamas‘ Higher Ground Productions, will spotlight K-Dot’s acclaimed album To Pimp a Butterfly, the follow-up to his 2012 debut Good Kid, M.A.A.D City. The description reads, “The best rapper alive tries to figure out what to do next, channeling the pressures of fame and the pain of a generation into a career-defining masterwork.”

In the trailer, we hear the “Alright” rapper saying of the album, “Y’know, in hip hop, we have this thing, ‘the sophomore jinx.’ I took it upon myself to do something that inspires me.”

He explains, “It was me explaining my experiences and what emotions it brought up from that experience, and tell them like, ‘Yo, it’s something bigger than Compton, and where we from’”

To Pimp a Butterfly ended up on numerous year-end best-of 2015 lists, and received seven Grammy nominations, including Album of the Year.

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