Prince Praises Kendrick Lamar For ‘To Pimp A Butterfly’ Album

Prince recently spoke about his appreciation for the K. Dot’s sophomore effort, To Pimp a Butterfly.

“He just has something he has to say,” he said to Medium‘s Smokey Fontaine. “It’s pure. And with Thundercat on the album? Come on. You’re not taking ‘Alright’ off my playlist!”

Kendrick and Prince actually hit the studio last year but didn’t have time to record a track together due to Prince being pressed for time.

The “Purple Rain” singer also gushed over other pieces of work he admires from Kanye West and Jill Scott.

“[T]he way he made something new with that sample was perfect,” he said about Yeezy’s “Gold Digger” track.

And for Jill Scott’s A Long Walk, the musical genius says “every song on that first album was the truth.”

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