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Kendrick Lamar's 'To Pimp a Butterfly' gets a surprise early release
Kendrick Lamar's 'To Pimp a Butterfly' gets a surprise early release

Kendrick Lamar's new album, "To Pimp a Butterfly," arrived Sunday night, a week before its scheduled release date on March 23. Although the release initially appeared to be an accidental leak, major-label distributor Interscope confirmed to The Times late Sunday that the early drop was indeed intentional, likely a stunt in the same vein as previous major releases, like Frank Ocean's "Channel Orange," which also dropped a week ahead of schedule, hours before Ocean's seminal appearance on "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" in 2012. On Sunday night, Lamar's album went live on streaming platforms Spotify and Google Play, and a clean version...

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