Kendrick Lamar wasn't due to drop his sophomore LP, "To Pimp a Butterfly," until March 23, but a "clean" version of album appeared on iTunes late Sunday night. Despite rumors that TDE and Interscope were behind the early stream, TDE CEO Anthony Tiffith tweeted his frustration:
— dangeroo kipawaa TDE (@dangerookipawaa) March 16, 2015
The "explicit" version of the album dropped soon after, and now is available to stream on Spotify. The track list features 16 songs, including its first single, "i," "The Blacker the Berry" and "King Kunta," which leaked on Saturday.
Lamar tweeted a link to the album early Monday morning:
TO PIMP A BUTTERFLY. http://t.co/jaMCXJ7SNG (explicit version)
— Kendrick Lamar (@kendricklamar) March 16, 2015
Listen to the whole thing via Spotify: