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Kendrick Lamar joined us on “The Rickey Smiley Morning Show” to discuss the inspiration behind the music and unique title, “To Pimp A Butterfly,” that landed him the No. 1 album in the country.

I wanted to do something that represented the good and the bad,” Lamar says. “I wanted something that felt conflicted and “To Pimp A Butterfly was just that.” It wasn’t something Kendrick came up with overnight, but the end result was something that represented his community.

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Watch the exclusive video to see him discuss which song was hardest to write and how his neighborhood, fame and the industry all inspired what people are calling the best album of the year in this exclusive interview!

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