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Kendrick Lamar to Reflect on 'To Pimp A Butterfly' in Five-Part Podcast

Kendrick Lamar will reflect on his magnum opus album To Pimp A Butterfly in a new five-part podcast.

Lamar will discuss his album as part of The Big Hit Show, a podcast series hosted by journalist Alex Pappademas. Each "chapter," released once per quarter, focuses on a different “wildly successful piece of pop culture so big that it changes the world.” For example, the first season focused on the cultural impact of Stephenie Meyers' Twilight.

According to a short trailer, George Clinton and Rapsody – both of whom were featured on the album – will be on the podcast as well. The trailer also features a short clip of Lamar speaking.

“Going back into the album it was me explaining my experiences and what emotions it brought up from that experience, and tell them like, ‘Yo, it’s something bigger than Compton and where we from,'” he says in the clip.

A longer audio trailer from Spotify sees Pappademas introduce the series: “When your breakthrough album convinces everyone that you’re the best rapper alive, what do you do next? If you’re Kendrick Lamar, you make ‘To Pimp A Butterfly'”

“In hip hop we have this thing the sophomore jinx,” Lamar adds. “I took it upon myself to do something that inspires me.”

While teasing a number of the special guests, the trailer also gives a sneak peek into discussions of the pressure Lamar felt following up his 2012 breakthrough good kid, m.A.A.d city and his track "Alright" becoming an anthem for the Black Lives Matter movement. Produced by Barack and Michelle Obama’s media company Higher Ground, the Lamar-focused season premieres tomorrow, February 16, exclusively on Spotify.

Speaking of "Alright," Lamar performed the song during this year's Super Bowl Halftime Show on Sunday (February 13) alongside Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige, Eminem, and 50 Cent.

Listen to the podcast's audio trailer below.

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Article Image: In green light, Kendrick Lamar raps onstage during the Life is Good Festival 2015. (kobbydagan via DepositPhotos.)

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