To Pimp a Butterly has passed My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy as the highest rated rap album of th
To Pimp a Butterly has passed My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy as the highest rated rap album of the decade. Lets do some album history "To Pimp a Butterfly" is the third studio album by American rapper Kendrick Lamar. It was released on March 15, 2015, by Top Dawg Entertainment and Aftermath Entertainment, and distributed by Interscope Records. The album was recorded in studios throughout the United States, with executive production from Dr. Dre and Anthony "Top Dawg" Tiffith. Boi-1da, Flying Lotus, Terrace Martin, Pharrell Williams, Knxwledge, Sounwave, Thundercat and several otherhip hop producers also contributed. Its music was influenced by aspects of funk, jazz and spoken word.
Due to an error on the part of Interscope, To Pimp a Butterfly was released to the iTunes Store and Spotify a week earlier than scheduled. It debuted atop the Billboard 200 and received widespread acclaim from critics, who praised its musical scope and the social relevance of Lamar's lyrics. By July 2015, the album had sold 642,000 copies in the United States.
My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy is the fifth studio album by American hip hop recording artist Kanye West, released on November 22, 2010, through Roc-A-Fella Records. Following a period of legal and public image controversy, West took a short hiatus from his music career. During a "self-imposed exile" to Hawaii, he conceived the project; West subsequently worked on it through a communal development that involved him and other musicians and producers contributing collectively to its music between 2009 and 2010. Production was handled by West and several other record producers, including Jeff Bhasker, RZA, No I.D., and Mike Dean, among others. The album's original cover art was designed by George Condo and rejected by some retail outlets; it features a presumably naked West being straddled by a nude winged female, with a spotted tail protruding from her buttocks.
Noted by music writers for its varied elements, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy incorporates musical components from West's previous works, including soul, baroque, electro, and symphonic elements. The album deals with themes of excess and celebrity, with transparent lyrics expressing emotional extremes, ego, uncertainty, and references to drinking and drug use. Its subject matter also explores consumer culture, race, and the idealism of the American Dream. A short film set to the album's music, Runaway, preceded the album's release.
My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 and sold 496,000 copies in its first week in the United States. It was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America and, by 2013, had sold 1,032,000 copies in the US. To promote the album, West released free songs through his GOOD Fridays series and four singles: the Billboard hits "Power", "Monster", and "Runaway", and the international hit "All of the Lights". My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy received widespread acclaim from critics, who praised its varied musical style, opulent production quality, and West's dichotomous themes. It was also named the best record of 2010 in numerous critics' polls and year-end lists.
To Pimp a Butterfly, has achieved a score of 96 on Metacritic, a website that aggregates reviews of music albums from major newpapers, magazines and digital publishers. According to the website, a Metascore "distills the opinions of the most respected critics writing online and in print to a single number." In the case of TPAB, that number, 96, now represents the highest rated hip-hop LP of all-time.
Our Opinion is neither ablum exceeds the other they convey completely different topics and both artist express their stories beautifully. What yours ?