Kendrick Lamar Discusses ‘To Pimp a Butterfly’ with ‘The Breakfast Club’

Kendrick Lamar sat down with “The Breakfast Club” this morning for his first interview with the show since dropping To Pimp a Butterfly. Of course, there was plenty of talk about his new album, but Kendrick discussed plenty of other interesting topics. We thought his last interview with the show was great, but this might be better.
Here’s a breakdown:
00:40 – How the release of “To Pimp a Butterfly” was botched
02:00 – The inspiration behind “i” and why he released it as the first single
02:40 – Why he didn’t attend the Grammys this year
03:00 – Taking two years to record “To Pimp a Butterfly”
03:30 – Accusations of him being “too preachy”
05:30 – His influence on the youth and why more artists should be socially responsible
08:00 – Where the Tupac audio on “Mortal Man” came from
09:30 – Where he gets his knowledge and wisdom from
12:20 – His relationship with J. Cole
13:00 – Where the aggression on “Control” came from
14:40 – “To Pimp a Butterfly” being labeled a classic
17:35 – Why he featured Bilal on “These Walls”
20:05 – Why he doesn’t release more records with Dr. Dre
20:50 – Being hands-on during the recording process
23:00 – His comments about Ferguson being misunderstood
28:20 – The meaning behind the “To Pimp a Butterfly” cover art
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