Now he’s packaged those songs together on an eight-song album, Untitled Unmastered, that’s streaming right now on Spotify. It’s so not much a sequel to To Pimp a Butterfly but an addendum: It’s as if he’s giving away for free what could easily be sold as a “deluxe edition” reissue of his critically acclaimed 2015 album.
Rest assured: These aren’t just scraps left on the studio floor, either.
“You see all these performances on these late-night shows—I got a chamber of material from the album that I was in love where sample clearances or something as simple as a deadline kept it off the album,” Lamar told Grammy.com last month. “But I think probably close to 10 songs that I’m in love with that I’ll still play and still perform that didn’t make the cut.”
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