Last week the title, tracklist, and release date of To Pimp A Butterfly, Kendrick Lamar’s hotly anticipated follow-up to 2012’s Good Kid… M.A.A.D. City, were all unveiled. And although To Pimp A Butterfly was scheduled for a March 23 release, late Sunday night Lamar tweeted a link to iTunes that allowed fans to buy a clean version of the album. Shortly thereafter, the unedited, explicit version became available for download, with the album appearing on Spotify shortly after that. But while this may seem like yet another surprise album release from a high-profile artist, Anthony Tiffith of Top Dawg Entertainment—which represents Lamar—tweeted that the album’s release was, in fact, the record label’s mistake.
As of now To Pimp A Butterfly has been pulled from iTunes, with only the album’s first single, “The Blacker The Berry,” available for download. The record is still up on Spotify, however. Those looking to hear the album before March 23 may want to hurry, however, in case that stream ends up getting pulled too.
Somebody’s getting fired.
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On Tuesday, Spotify, the greatest invention since the printing press, brought legendary music producer Quincy Jones in to launch a new app that features artist-curated playlists to make it easier for users to sort through their monstrous catalogue.
While at the event, the biggest producer in the history of pop music took quite the dig at one of his fellow producing brethren, P.Diddy – for basically knowing nothing about music.
At the Spotify event an audience member asked a question to which Jones chastised people to “learn your craft.” Subsequently while speaking with Bruno Mars at the event, Jones said, “P. Diddy wouldn’t know a B-flat [if it hit him].” But he didn’t stop there, Jones took the opportunity to take a shot at Diddy’s many other non-musical ventures, “P. Diddy has a doctorate in marketing…. He’s got clothes companies and Ciroc vodka.”
Damn Q tell us how you really feel. Take that,take that Diddy…