To pimp a butterfly is everything you want in an album. it has depth, well-versed commentary, and most of all, great music. while this album is certainly unique, there is nothing about it that feels gimmicky or preachy, even the tupac poem section. even though kendrick lamar is a great rapper, and he shows that on songs like tbtb or u, this is more than a rap album. there are funk songs like institutionalized and these walls, there are soul songs such as for sale and i, and there are songs that contain the whole package such as how much a dollar cost and king kunta. similar to the musical themes of the album, kendrick does not stay in one lane with the lyrical and subtextual themes. he talks about his experience with fame, his ethnicity, his mental health and even his home town. this would be enough, but the commentary is so nuanced and deep that it doesn't come off as preachy or unrelatable. this album is so incredible and i think everyone should listen to it, no matter your musical taste or opinions.