Sunday, April 26, 2015

ROUGH THESES ON TO PIMP A BUTTERFLY by Alexander Billet



"If the grand conversation around race were to be neatly divided into “before” and “after” Ferguson, then Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly would have to be regarded as something of an artistic landmark, a stunning musical distillation of the post-Ferguson mood. I am inclined to agree with Rolling Stone’s Greg Tate when he writes: “Thanks to D'Angelo's Black Messiah and Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly, 2015 will be remembered as the year radical Black politics and for-real Black music resurged in tandem to converge on the nation's pop mainstream.” Alexander Billet

Read more at: http://www.redwedgemagazine.com/commentary/rough-theses-on-to-pimp-a-butterfly

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