03/21/2015 12:09 pm ET Updated Mar 21, 2015

The Debate Everyone Should Be Having About Around Kendrick Lamar's New Album

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Kendrick Lamar knew To Pimp a Butterfly would make a huge impact when it landed.

Before the album dropped, Lamar was already talking about how the album would be "taught in college courses someday." He's right: Every track on To Pimp a Butterfly is a complex look at the personal and political sides of race relations. They are dense, academically and historically informed, and they've revived one massive debate about race relations: culturalism versus structuralism.

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