The Deeper Story of Kendrick Lamar’s Album “To Pimp a Butterfly”

By VC — Vigilant Citizen Nov 27, 2015

Pimping the Butterfly. Click to enlarge

Pimping the Butterfly. Click to enlarge

Kendrick Lamar’s album “To Pimp a Butterfly” is meant to be listened to from beginning to end. It tells a poignant story about Kendrick entering the music business and discovering the ugly truth behind it.
Warning: This article contains explicit lyrics.
Kendrick Lamar’s first album Good Kid, M.A.A.D City was a critical and commercial success that skyrocketed the rapper’s career into super-stardom. In addition to featuring crowd-pleasing singles such as B*tch, Don’t Kill My Vibe, the album captivated music purists with an intricate story that unfolded throughout the opus.
Lamar’s second album, To Pimp a Butterfly, loosely follows the same formula, but with an added level of creative madness. The album is more intense, more bizarre, more profound and more controversial. In fact, To Pimp a Butterfly might very well be one of the most complex albums in rap history. Each song is characterized by its own distinctive concept and, on a larger scale, all the songs are interconnected by a wider narrative that revolves around Kendrick becoming a celebrity in a system owned by “Uncle Sam” and ruled by the “evils of Lucy” (a personification of Lucifer).
Let’s look at the story told throughout the album.

Pimping the Butterfly

Continues …

From films, architecture and music, Vigilant Citizen exposes and explains the hidden occult symbolism behind much of modern culture

One response to “The Deeper Story of Kendrick Lamar’s Album “To Pimp a Butterfly””

  1. […] Read more […]