Kendrick Lamar's Chaotic Surprise Release of 'To Pimp a Butterfly'

Around 11:45 pm on Sunday, Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly appeared on the iTunes Store and Spotify, a week earlier than initially expected, although insiders had been tipped off Saturday that the album was coming late Sunday evening. Hours later, however, the album had been yanked from iTunes, with links leading to only a preorder, while remaining available for streaming on Spotify. CEO of Lamar's label Top Dawg Entertainment Anthony Tiffith seemed confused over the drop pointing an accusatory finger at label partner Interscope on Twitter, which has since been deleted. While Tiffith's tweets had not been explained at press time, Lamar's manager, Dave Free, tells Billboard that the album's "pre-order lock" iTunes was a glitch that would be resolved shortly.



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