How Kendrick Lamar Strives to Make Timeless Rap Albums

Kendrick Lamar’s ‘To Pimp a Butterfly’ is one of the best albums of the year—and also one of the most relevant. Recorded as the Black Lives Matter movement gained momentum and while conversations around police brutality took off on a national stage, the record became the soundtrack of protests and offered many listeners a message of hope. K. Dot hopes his songs will be just as meaningful decades from now as they are today. “One thing I understood about myself and my music is it’s not really a concept that I will want you to grasp one day—I want it to live forever”