Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly Tracklist Features Rapsody, Snoop Dogg & Bilal
Less than 10 days away from release, it appears that the tracklist to Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly has been made public. iTunes posted the tracks to the March 23 sophomore major label album from the Compton, California star.
While only five featured guests were included on 2012’s good kid, m.A.A.d city, several more assembled for T.P.A.B. Quite notably, no Black Hippy members or fellow Top Dawg Entertainment artists are included. However, Snoop Dogg—who confirmed collaborative work recently—appears on “Instutionalized.” The longtime K-Dot supporter will appear on the track alongside Neo-Soul veteran Bilal, as well as Sonnymoon’s Anna Wise. Wise is the only returning supporting contributor from G.K.M.C., having been involved in “Real.”
Two Soul/Funk icons appear. George Clinton (Parliament, Funkadelic) guests on intro “Wesley’s Theory.” Previously, Clinton worked with iconic MCs including 2Pac, Ice Cube, and Outkast. Clinton will share the opening call with fellow Los Angeles, California native Thundercat. Additionally, Ronald “Mr. Big” Isley appears on “How Much A Dollar Cost.” The Isley Brothers co-founder helped inspire lead single “i,” and was reportedly one of the sonic sources Lamar studied (along with the aforementioned P-Funk) in writing and recording this album. James Fauntleroy appears alongside the Isley lead, having previously worked with Diddy’s Dirty Money, Big Sean, and close K-Dot affiliate Terrace Martin.
The tracklisting to Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly is as follows:
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”
8. “For Sale? (Interlude)”
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)”
16. “Mortal Man”
How do you feel about these guests, in theory?