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16 March 2015

Kendrick Lamar Shares Features On “To Pimp A Butterfly”

Kendrick Lamar’s upcoming album will feature Snoop Dogg, George Clinton, Bilal, and more.

Details on the upcoming Kendrick Lamar album continue to roll in. Last week, we saw the initial tracklist to To Pimp a Butterfly, which included zero features. Today (March 15), Kendrick has confirmed there will, indeed, be a few noteworthy guests on the LP.It seems TPAB will have heavy funk/soul vibes, as P-Funk frontman George Clinton and bassist/producer Thundercat will appear together on “Wesley’s Theory”. Neo-soul crooner/songwriter James Fauntleroy will also appear on “How Much a Dollar Cost?” with The Isley Brothers’ lead singer Ronald Isley (“i” samples The Isley Brothers’ “That Lady”). The only rappers on the record are lady-MC Rapsody, who did a song with K-Dot in late 2011 and Snoop Dogg; though, from what we’ve heard off Bush, Snoop continues to move toward funkier territory. The rest of the album’s guests include: Anna Wise, who sang on “Real” off Good Kid, M.A.A.D City, and soul man Bilal, who has had years’ worth of hip-hop collabs. The official tracklist now reads:

  1. Wesley’s Theory (feat. George Clinton & Thundercat)
  2. For Free? (Interlude)
  3. King Kunta
  4. Institutionalized (feat. Bilal, Anna Wise & Snoop Dogg)
  5. These Walls (feat. Bilal, Anna Wise & Snoop Dogg)
  6. U
  7. Alright
  8. For Sale? (Interlude)
  9. Momma
  10. Hood Politics
  11. How Much A Dollar Cost (feat. James Fauntleroy & Ronald Isley)
  12. Complexion (A Zulu Love) (feat. Rapsody)
  13. The Blacker The Berry
  14. You Ain’t Gotta Lie (Momma Said)
  15. i
  16. Mortal Man

Do these guest features affect your expectations for the album?