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Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp A Butterfly is finally getting released on vinyl

04 August 2015, 14:52 | Written by Laurence Day

Kendrick Lamar's critically acclaimed record To Pimp A Butterfly is set to get an official vinyl release, over six months on from its initial release.

In our review of the LP, we said: "There’s a real darkness in this album: battles inside the mind, black bodies lying dead in the streets, the sense of someone picking for scraps through the ruins. Next to all this, the Devil is an almost comic figure. But it’s the spirit of Lucy that animates the story, with all its fractured voices and shifting perspectives. When 'i' appears, the penultimate track, its central line is entirely transformed: “I love myself” – but which self? Kendrick is capable of being so many. It’s hard to escape the conclusion that he did, in the end, make his deal with the Devil. But the result is a really excellent album: uncompromising, thoughtful, and with enough buried complexities to keep people arguing for years to come."

To Pimp A Butterfly will be released on vinyl 2 October via TDE/Interscope.

Watch Lamar's VMA-nominated video for "Alright" below.

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