untitled unmastered. (LP)
Having treated fans to new music during various TV performances over the past year, Top Dawg Entertainment, alongside Aftermath/Interscope Records present reigning hip hop king Kendrick Lamar's surprise new album Untitled Unmastered. The 8-song project debuted atop the Billboard 200 charts and features unreleased studio demos from the To Pimp a Butterfly (2015) sessions which Kendrick premiered on The Colbert Report, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and most recently at the 58th annual Grammy Awards show.
Lamar explained the collection: "I got a chamber of material from the album that I was in love [with] where sample clearances or something as simple as a deadline kept it off the album." The universally acclaimed To Pimp a Butterfly took home the 2016 Grammy award for Best Rap Album and was nominated for Album of the Year.