Kendrick Lamar performs a DAMN.-heavy set on Sunday at the 2017 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. Kevin Winter/Getty Images hide caption

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Kendrick Lamar's 'DAMN.' Is Introspective And Unforgiving

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Kendrick Lamar performs on the Coachella Stage during the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California, Sunday night. Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Coachella hide caption

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Kendrick Lamar performs in Brooklyn in December 2016. On Thursday night, Lamar released a new song, "The Heart Part 4," that seems to preview a new album by Lamar, to be released on April 7. Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for American Express hide caption

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Just What Is An Album? In 2016, That Was An Open Question

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Kendrick Lamar's latest album is To Pimp A Butterfly, which includes the song, "King Kunta," the number one song in our listener survey this week. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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All Songs +1: Your Song Of The Week, Kendrick Lamar's 'King Kunta'

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Kendrick Lamar performs at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles in February. Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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There's A New Kendrick Lamar Project Out, But It May Sound Familiar Already

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Kendrick Lamar onstage at Brooklyn's Barclays Center in October. Bennett Raglin/Getty Images hide caption

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Kendrick Lamar: 'I Can't Change The World Until I Change Myself First'

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Kendrick Lamar visits Brian Mooney's English classes at High Tech High School in North Bergen, N.J., on Monday. Adam Wolffbrandt/NPR hide caption

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A Visit From Kendrick Lamar — Best Day Of School Ever?

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To Pimp a Butterfly follows two and a half years of anticipation stoked by Kendrick Lamar's breakthrough LP, good kid, m.A.A.d. city. Christian San Jose/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'To Pimp A Butterfly' Aspires To Be Music's Great American Novel

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"I think that there are moments in hip-hop culture and pop culture when we become ready for somebody to complicate our lives," says NPR's Frannie Kelley of rapper Kendrick Lamar. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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What Is It About Kendrick Lamar?

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