Kendrick Lamar ‎– To Pimp A Butterfly

Label:
Top Dawg Entertainment ‎– 0602547311009, Aftermath Entertainment ‎– 0602547311009, Interscope Records ‎– 0602547311009
Format:
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Gatefold
Country:
Released:
Genre:
Style:

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Wesley's Theory
Backing Vocals – Anna Wise, Ash Riser, Dr. Dre, Josef Leimberg, Whitney AlfordFeaturing – George Clinton, ThundercatHorn, Alto Saxophone – Terrace MartinMixed By – Derek "Mixedbyali" Ali*Performer [Every Nigger Is A Star] – Boris GardinerProducer – Flying LotusProducer [Additional Production] – @Popwansel*, Sounwave, Stephen "Thundercat" Bruner*Recorded By – Derek "Mixedbyali" Ali*, James "The White Black Man" Hunt*Trumpet – Josef LeimbergWritten By – K. Ducksworth, G. Clinton, B. GardinerWritten-By – B. Gardiner*, G. Clinton*, K. Duckworth*Written-By [Every Nigger Is A Star] – B. Gardiner*Written-By [Uncredited] – R. Colson*, S. Bruner*, S. Ellison*
4:47
A2 For Free? (Interlude)
Alto Saxophone – Terrace MartinBacking Vocals – Anna Wise, Darlene TibbsBass – Brandon OwensDrums – Robert Sput Searight*Guitar – Marlon Williams (3)Mixed By – Derek "Mixedbyali" Ali*Organ – Craig BrockmanPiano – Robert GlasperProducer – Terrace MartinRecorded By – Derek "Mixedbyali" Ali*, James "The White Black Man" Hunt*Written By – K. Ducksworth, T. Martin, R. McKinneyWritten-By – K. Duckworth*, R. McKinney*, T. Martin*
2:10
A3 King Kunta
Backing Vocals – Whitney AlfordBass – Miles Mosley, Stephen "Thundercat" Bruner*Cello – Adrienne Woods, Ginger MurphyGuitar [Additional] – Marlon Williams (3), Matt SchaefferMixed By – Derek "Mixedbyali" Ali*Producer – SounwaveProducer [Additional Production] – Terrace MartinRecorded By – Derek "Mixedbyali" Ali*, James "The White Black Man" Hunt*, Matt SchaefferTrombone – Ryan PorterViola – Andrea Whitt, Molly RogersViolin – Jen Simone*, Neel Hammond, Tylana EnomotoWritten By – K. Ducksworth, M. Spears, T. Lane, D. Blake, M. Jackson, A. Lewis, S. GordyWritten-By – A. Lewis*, D. Blake*, K. Duckworth*, M. Spears*, M. Jackson*, S. Gordy*Written-By [Get Nekkid] – D. Blake*, J. Burns*Written-By [Smooth Criminal] – M. Jackson*Written-By [The Payback] – F. Wesley*, J. Brown*, J. Starks*Written-By [Uncredited] – J. Burns*Written-By [We Want The Funk] – A. Lewis*
3:54
A4 Institutionalized
Backing Vocals – Taz Arnold, Ti$aCello – Gabriel NoelClarinet – Pedro Castro (4)Featuring – Anna Wise, Bilal, Snoop DoggKeyboards – Sam BarshMixed By – Derek "Mixedbyali" Ali*Producer – Fredrik "Tommy Black" Halldin, RahkiRecorded By – Derek "Mixedbyali" Ali*, James "The White Black Man" Hunt*Violin – Paul CartwrightWritten By – K. Ducksworth, C. Smith, S. Barsh, F. HalldinWritten-By – C. Smith*, F. Halldin*, K. Duckworth*, S. Barsh*
4:31
A5 These Walls
Alto Saxophone – Terrace MartinBass [Additional] – Stephen "Thundercat" Bruner*Cello – Adrienne Woods, Ginger MurphyElectric Upright Bass [Upright Bass] – Miles MosleyFeaturing – Anna Wise, Bilal, ThundercatGuitar – Gregory Moore, Marlon Williams (3)Keyboards – Larrance Dopson, Robert Glasper, Terrace MartinMixed By – Derek "Mixedbyali" Ali*Percussion – Larrance DopsonProducer – Larrance Dopson, Terrace MartinProducer [Additional Production] – SounwaveRecorded By – Derek "Mixedbyali" Ali*, James "The White Black Man" Hunt*Trombone – Ryan PorterTrumpet – Josef LeimbergViola – Andrea Whitt, Molly RogersViolin – Jen Simone*, Neel Hammond, Tylana EnomotoWritten By – K. Ducksworth, T. Martin, L. Dopson, J. Fauntleroy, R. McKinney, A. WiseWritten-By – A. Wise*, J. Fauntleroy*, K. Ducksworth*, L. Dopson*, R. McKinney*, T. Martin*
5:00
B1 U
Alto Saxophone, Keyboards – Terrace MartinBacking Vocals – Bilal, Jessica Vielmas, SZA (2), WhoareiBaritone Saxophone – Adam TurchinGuitar – Marlon Williams (3)Mixed By – Derek "Mixedbyali" Ali*Producer – Taz Arnold, Ti$a, WhoareiProducer [Additional Production] – SounwaveRecorded By – Derek "Mixedbyali" Ali*, Matt SchaefferTenor Saxophone – Kamasi WashingtonWritten By – K. Duckworth, T. Arnold, M. BrownWritten-By – K. Duckworth*, M. Brown*, T. Arnold*
4:28
B2 Alright
Alto Saxophone – Terrace MartinBacking Vocals – Candace Wakefield, Pharrell Williams, Stephen "Thundercat" Bruner*Engineer [Additional Engineering] – Andrew Coleman (3), Hart Gunther, Mike Larson (4)Mixed By – Derek "Mixedbyali" Ali*Producer – Pharrell WilliamsProducer [Additional Production] – SounwaveRecorded By – James "The White Black Man" Hunt*Written By – K. Duckworth, P. Williams, M. SpearsWritten-By – K. Duckworth*, M. Spears*, P. Williams*
3:39
B3 For Sale? (Interlude)
Alto Saxophone, Keyboards – Terrace MartinBacking Vocals – Bilal, Preston Harris, SZA (2), Taz Arnold, Ti$aProducer – Taz Arnold, Ti$aProducer [Additional Production] – Sounwave, Terrace MartinRecorded By, Mixed By – Derek "Mixedbyali" Ali*Trumpet – Josef LeimbergWritten By – K. Duckworth, T. Arnold, M. SpearsWritten-By – K. Duckworth*, M. Spears*, T. Arnold*
4:51
B4 Momma
Alto Saxophone, Keyboards, Vocoder – Terrace MartinBacking Vocals – Bilal, Lalah Hathaway, Taz Arnold, Ti$aMixed By – Derek "Mixedbyali" Ali*Performer [On Your Own] – Lalah HathawayPerformer [Wishful Thinkin] – Sly & The Family StoneProducer – Knxwledge, Taz Arnold, Ti$aRecorded By – Derek "Mixedbyali" Ali*, James "The White Black Man" Hunt*Written By – K. Duckworth, T. Arnold, S. Stewart, L. Hathaway, R. Patterson, R. RideoutWritten-By – K. Duckworth*, L. Hathaway*, R. Patterson*, R. Rideout*, S. Stewart*, T. Arnold*Written-By [On Your Own] – L. Hathaway*, R. Patterson*, R. Rideout*Written-By [Uncredited] – G. Boothe*Written-By [Wishful Thinkin] – S. Stewart*
4:43
C1 Hood Politics
Backing Vocals – Anna Wise, Bilal, Dion Friley, Preston HarrisKeyboards – Robert Sput Searight*, Terrace MartinMixed By – Derek "Mixedbyali" Ali*Producer – Sounwave, Tae Beast, ThundercatRecorded By – Derek "Mixedbyali" Ali*, James "The White Black Man" Hunt*Written By – K. Duckworth, D. Perkins, M. Spears, S. Bruner, S. StevensWritten-By – D. Perkins*, K. Duckworth*, M. Spears*, S. Bruner*, S. Stevens*
4:52
C2 How Much A Dollar Cost
Alto Saxophone, Keyboards – Terrace MartinCello – Adrienne Woods, Ginger MurphyElectric Upright Bass [Upright Bass] – Gabriel Noel, Miles MosleyFeaturing – James Fauntleroy*, Ronald IsleyFlute – Rickey WashingtonFrench Horn – Amy SanchezGuitar – Marlon Williams (3)Mixed By – Derek "Mixedbyali" Ali*Percussion – Larrance DopsonProducer – LoveDragonRecorded By – Derek "Mixedbyali" Ali*, James "The White Black Man" Hunt*, Matt SchaefferRecorded By [Ronald Isley Verse] – Thomas Burns (3)Trombone – Ryan PorterTrumpet – Josef LeimbergViola – Andrea Whitt, Molly RogersViolin – Jen Simone*, Neel Hammond, Paul Cartwright, Tylana EnomotoWritten By – K. Duckworth, T. Martin, J. Leimberg, R. McKinneyWritten-By – J. Fauntleroy*, J. Leimberg*, K. Duckworth*, R. McKinney*, T. Martin*Written-By [Uncredited] – R. Isley*
4:21
C3 Complexion (A Zulu Love)
Alto Saxophone – Terrace MartinBacking Vocals – Javonte*, Lalah Hathaway, Pete Rock, Shava'sha Dickerson, Stephen "Thundercat" Bruner*, Talkbox MonteFeaturing – Rapsody (2)Keyboards – Robert Glasper, Terrace MartinMixed By – Derek "Mixedbyali" Ali*Percussion – Larrance DopsonProducer – Sounwave, ThundercatProducer [Additional Production] – Terrace Martin, Antydote*Recorded By – Derek "Mixedbyali" Ali*, Matt SchaefferRecorded By [Rapsody's Verse] – 9th WonderScratches – Pete RockTrumpet – Josef LeimbergWritten By – K. Duckworth, S. Bruner, M. SpearsWritten-By – K. Duckworth*, M. Spears*, S. Bruner*Written-By [Uncredited] – M. Evans*
4:23
C4 The Blacker The Berry
Alto Saxophone – Terrace MartinBacking Vocals – Lalah Hathaway, Wyann VaughnBass – Stephen "Thundercat" Bruner*Drum Programming [Additional], Engineer [Additional] – KatalystDrums – Ronald Bruner Jr.Featuring [Uncredited] – Assassin, Lalah HathawayKeyboards – Robert GlasperMixed By – Derek "Mixedbyali" Ali*Percussion – Larrance DopsonProducer – Boi-1da, Koz (9)Producer [Additional Production] – Terrace MartinRecorded By – Derek "Mixedbyali" Ali*, James "The White Black Man" Hunt*, Matt SchaefferWritten By – K. Duckworth, M. Samuels, S. Kozmeniuk, K. Lewis, B. Kolatalo, J. Campbell, A. Izquierdo, Z. EpsteinWritten-By – A. Izquierdo*, B. Kolatalo*, J. Campbell*, K. Lewis*, K. Duckworth*, M. Samuels*, S. Kozmeniuk*, Z. Epstein*
5:28
D1 You Aint Gotta Lie (Momma Said)
Alto Saxophone, Vocoder – Terrace MartinBacking Vocals – Javonte*, Preston Harris, Stephen "Thundercat" Bruner*, Wyann VaughnGuitar – Marlon Williams (3)Keyboards – Sounwave, Terrace MartinMixed By – Derek "Mixedbyali" Ali*Percussion – Larrance DopsonProducer – LoveDragonRecorded By – Derek "Mixedbyali" Ali*, James "The White Black Man" Hunt*, Matt SchaefferTrumpet – Josef LeimbergWritten By – K. Duckworth, T. Martin, R. McKinney, J. Leimberg, M. SpearsWritten-By – J. Leimberg*, K. Duckworth*, M. Spears*, R. McKinney*, T. Martin*
4:01
D2 I
Backing Vocals – Candace Wakefield, Dave Free, Devon Downing, Dion Friley, Edwin Orellana, Taz Arnold, Ti$a, Z MostBass – Chris Smith (42), Stephen "Thundercat" Bruner*Drums – Kendall LewisGuitar – Keith AskeyKeyboards – Sam BarshMixed By – Derek "Mixedbyali" Ali*Mixed By [Mix Assistant] – James "The White Black Man" Hunt*, Matt SchaefferPercussion – RahkiProducer – RahkiRecorded By – Derek "Mixedbyali" Ali*, James "The White Black Man" Hunt*, Matt SchaefferRecorded By [Ronald Isley Verse] – Thomas Burns (3)Vocals [Additional] – Ronald IsleyWritten By – K. Duckworth, C. Smith, R. Isley, O. Isley, E. Isley, M. Isley, R. Isley, C. JasperWritten-By – C. Jasper*, C. Smith*, E. Isley*, K. Ducksworth*, M. Isley*, O. Isley*, R. Isley*, R. Isley*Written-By [That Lady] – Christopher Jasper*, Ernie Isley, Marvin Isley, O'Kelly Isley, Ronald Isley, Rudolph Isley
5:36
D3 Mortal Man
Alto Saxophone, Horns – Terrace MartinBacking Vocals – Javonte*, James Fauntleroy*, Wyann VaughnCello – Adrienne Woods, Ginger MurphyDrums – Trevor Lawrence*Flute – Rickey WashingtonFrench Horn – Amy SanchezGuitar – Marlon Williams (3)Keyboards – Junius Bervine, Robert GlasperMixed By – Derek "Mixedbyali" Ali*Performer [I No Get Eye For Back] – Houston PersonProducer – SounwaveRecorded By – Derek "Mixedbyali" Ali*, James "The White Black Man" Hunt*, Matt SchaefferTrombone – Ryan PorterTrumpet – Ambrose Akinmusire, Josef LeimbergViola – Andrea Whitt, Molly RogersViolin – Jen Simone*, Neel Hammond, Paul Cartwright, Tylana EnomotoVocals [Interview] – Mats Nileskar*, Tupac ShakurWritten By – K. Duckworth, M. Spears, S. Bruner, F. KutiWritten-By – F. Kuti*, K. Duckworth*, M. Spears*, S. Bruner*Written-By [I No Get Eye For Back] – F. Kuti*
12:07

Companies, etc.

Credits

Notes

Released in a gatefold cover.
No track durations mentioned on the release.

Larrance Dopson of 1500 Or Nothin'

The credit section inside gatefold contains some errors:
– Credits that apply to "Momma" are mistakenly listed as belonging to "Hood Politics" and vice versa.
– Writing credit for "King Kunta" mistakenly omit "Johnny Burns", instead crediting "T. Lane"

[Back cover]
℗© 2015 Aftermath/Interscope Records. […]
Made in the EU.
Universal International Music B.V. Gerrit Van Der Veenlaan 4, 3743 DN, Baarn, Netherlands

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 6 02547 31100 9
  • Barcode (Scanned): 602547311009
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, stamped, variation 1): 135561E1/B
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, stamped, variation 1): 4731100-B
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side C, stamped, variation 1): 4731100-C
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side D, stamped, variation 1): 135561E4/A
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, stamped, variation 2): 4731100-A 135561E1/D
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, stamped, variation 2): 4731100-B 135561E2/H
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side C, stamped, variation 2): 4731100-C 135561E3/H
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side D, stamped, variation 2): 4731100-D 135561E4/E
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, stamped, variation 3): 4731100-A 135561E1/D
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, stamped, variation 3): 4731100-B 135561E2/I
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side C, stamped, variation 3): 4731100-C 135561E3/I
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side D, stamped, variation 3): 4731100-D 135561E4/I
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, stamped, variation 4): 4731100-A 135561E1/B
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, stamped, variation 4): 4731100-B 135561E2/A
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side C, stamped, variation 4): 4731100-C 135561E3/A
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side D, stamped, variation 4): 4731100-D 135561E4/A
  • Rights Society: BIEM/SDRM
  • Label Code: LC06406

Recommendations

Reviews Show All 13 Reviews

Add Review

therealericmontana

therealericmontana

November 20, 2017
The sound on this pressing really is amazing. One of the best sounding records I own.
JM92

JM92

July 30, 2017

Best rapper of the decade (although that isn't saying much), a greater compliment is that he stands alongside the greats of the 90s. He makes true masterpiece albums in the classic album era style. Truly compelling albums, tied together with spoken word pieces and fantastic music, jazz can turn to funk in an instant, you don't want it to end; "Art-Rap", Hip Hop at its finest. The European vinyl pressings are excellent also.
braco.v

braco.v

May 16, 2017

Really nice pressing. On my copy the matrix readings are:
4731100-A 135561E1/D
4731100-B 135561E2/H
4731100-C 135561E3/H
4731100-D 135561E4/H
conditionals

conditionals

April 30, 2017

Not the biggest fan of this album, or Kendrick in general, but this was a purchase I'll never regret. This pressing sounds absolutely fantastic. King Kunta is smooth as all hell.
KurVibes

KurVibes

March 14, 2017
If you guys want a more in-depth look at this pressing, I unbox it in the video linked below:

https://youtu.be/Mds6EWhv_s0

Cheers
rahbical

rahbical

February 18, 2017
really really great pressing of this wonderful album, very bassy and full of life! My only problem with this pressing is the same as whats been stated by others, the front cover image is very low quality, though with the quality of the rest of the pictures, it might have been intentional? Anyway, beautiful pressing, highly recommend!
nIdentify

nIdentify

January 24, 2017

This is amazing! I could not be more pleased to have one of my favorite albums on such a great pressing.
markok1847

markok1847

May 30, 2016
The EU vinyl press is very nicely done. The only "problem" I have is the overall artwork picture quality - it almost looks like a bootleg or a re-press taken from the CD.
blacklog

blacklog

November 30, 2015
Sounds so fucking awesome, really nice dynamics and space awareness hearing things I never heard on the digital version sounds a lot more live and fuller, the American version suffered as far as I know.
thibmaek

thibmaek

November 7, 2015
There's a nearly invisible transparent inscription on the picture of Kendrick in the topleft of the inner sleeve that says: "Thank Yoy God Family Pt. 2"