EVERY SONG ON TO PIMP A BUTTERFLY, RANKED
Best musical album of 2015. (These are my favorite songs ranked. It's my opinion so screw yourself if your mad) p.s. My favorites change daily.
- 1.King KuntaThis song will not get old. It's so funky and you can just dance to this song. It's so happy but the lyrics hit you in the face. Perfect song. (Perfect music video as well)
- 2.These WallsWhoaaaaa. On the surface you'd think the song is about sex. But it's sooo much more than that. I won't explain the entire story of the album but the walls are the cocoon. So groovy and beautiful.
- 3.uThis song is sadness and rock bottom. The rhymes and flow of the lyrics are perfect. And the self-hatred is real in this song. The exact opposite of the song "i".
- 4.iI didn't much like the single version of the song. But the album version is sooooo beautiful. The guitars, background singers, and upbeat voice of Kendrick make this song pure happiness. I love myself:)
- 5.AlrightThis song is culturally moving. Black lives matter protestors chant this song. That's powerful! Amongst all the awful things in kendricks life and in the black community, Kendrick states "we gon' be alright." Also he goes HARD on the last verse.
- 6.The Blacker the BerryWHOA. This song is probably the best rap song when it comes to anger and getting a point across. I blast this song in my car and yell the lyrics on top of my lungs. It's sooo aggressive and the essence of what hip-hop is. "IM THE BIGGEST HYPOCRITE OF 2015"
- 7.How Much a Dollar CostKendrick is a beautiful storyteller as we saw in good kid Maad city in the song, "Sing About Me, I'm Dying of Thirst." In this installment, he tells us a story of a homeless man asking for money and what he does. So beautiful and moving.
- 8.Hood PoliticsThis song's rhyme scheme is insane and far ahead of anyone in rap. This song shocked me. My favorite line is "Ain’t nothin' new but a flow of new DemoCrips and ReBloodlicans Red state versus a blue state, which one you governin’?" This song gives everyone something to think about. He also give a little shout out to Killer Mike, which is pretty cool.
- 9.InstitutionalizedThis song is a song you can put on and just vibe to. Snoop Doggy Dog blesses us with a verse on the song. Kendrick also kills it, like always. His voice in this song is my favorite. "Sh*t don't change til you get up and wash yo a**, n****"
- 10.Mortal ManThis is the final song on the album. Kendrick first talks to us, asking that if shit hits the fan, will we still be his fan? Then he recites the full poem and we learn it's a poem to 2pac. He then has a dialogue with Tupac Shakur. He took clips from Tupac interviews and virtually resurrects him for a conversation. It shows the foreshadowing of what's happening in our culture.
- 11.MommaThis song is a vibe song. And the rhyme scheme is like no other. I flipped out when I heard it. Kendrick is a genius. The last verse is also a great showcase of Kendrick's fine ability to tell a story in a song.
- 12.You Ain't Gotta LieThis is another song you can just vibe to.
- 13.ComplexionSuch a beautiful song where Kendrick tells everyone that they're beautiful, and no matter what your complexion is. It all feels the same.
- 14.Wesley's TheoryThe first song of the album and a fine introduction to a beautiful album.
- 15.For Free?Interlude that makes me laugh every time I listen to it.
- 16.For Sale?A 5 minute long interlude that's really pretty. Lucy is mentioned. As he is throughout the album. Production is spot on.