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New Soul Sunday’s Playlist for March 22, 2015: Exploring Song’s from Kendrick Lamar’s “To Pimp a Butterfly”

On this edition of New Soul Sunday, we explore tracks from Kendrick Lamar’s sophomore album “To Pimp a Butterfly”. We’ll listen to songs put together by the creative works of Flying Lotus,  Dr. Dre, Thundercat, George Clinton, Ronald Isley, James Fauntleroy, Bilal, and Pharrell  Williams as we also try to find the meaning behind the songs. 

 

Song Artist Album
Better Off Quadron/ Kendrick Lamar Avalanche
Turn It Up Us3 Turn It Up EP
Smooth D'Angelo Brown Sugar
Slide Jeff Bradshaw/ Jill Scott Collaborations
Orange Delight Katrah-Quey Envelopes
Lay It Down Omar/Estelle Sing (If you Want It)
Footsteps in the Dark Isley Brothers Go For Your Guns Buy Song
Rivers (prob. Donnie Trumpet & Double-0) Nikki Jean Champagne Water EP Buy Song
How Much A Dollar Cost Kendrick Lamar/ Ronald Isley To Pimp a Butterfly Buy Song
I Need a Dollar Aloe Blacc Good Things Buy Song
What's Going On (Rhythm 'N' Strings Mix) Marvin Gaye What's Going On
Just Friends Amy Winehouse Black To Black Buy Song
L-O-V-E Joss Stone The Best of Joss Stone (2003-2009) Buy Song
Luv w Luv Muhsinah M Buy Song
Ghetto Ruff Mix (2) Zaki Ibrahim
Really Don't Matter Sulpacio Jones Sulpacio Jones Buy Song
Song Artist Album
Player's Anthem (Remix Instrumental) Junior M.A.F.I.A. Player's Anthem
Bobby James N*E*R*D In Search Of...
Sirens II Bilal/ Adrian Younge/ Ail Shaheed Muhammad A Love Surreal
Dealing Eric Roberson/ Lalah Hathaway Music Fan First
Calls Robert Glasper Experiment/ Jill Scott Black Radio 2
Portlyn The Stuyvesants Refined
These Walls Kendrick Lamar/ Bilal/ Anna Wise To Pimp a Butterfly Buy Song
Is It Love? Diggs Duke/ Vaughan Octavia Offering for Anxious Buy Song
Tron Song Thundercat Apocalypse Buy Song
Deep Inside John Robinson & Chief/ Stan 1 We The Prolific Buy Song
Run to the Sun N*E*R*D In Search Of... Buy Song
Take A Time Jazz Liberatorz Clin d'oeil
Ain't No Sunshine Theophilus London This Charming Mixtape
A Woman's Worth Alicia Keys Songs In A Minor Buy Song
When It Hurts So Bad Lauryn Hill The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill Buy Song
Detroit Sunrise Dwele/ Monica Blaire/ Lloyd Dwayne W.ants W.orld W.omen Buy Song
Honey Molasses Jill Scott Who Is Jill Scott?- Words & Sounds, Vol. 1 Buy Song
All I Got 2 Amel Larrieux Bravebird Buy Song
Song Artist Album
Wake Up In Another Life Nicolay City Lights Vol 2: Shibuya Buy Song
Alright Kendrick Lamar To Pimp a Butterfly Buy Song
Flyin' High (In The Friendly Skies) Marvin Gaye What's Going On Buy Song
Golden Lady Stevie Wonder Innervisions Buy Song
Sun Lalah Hathaway For Colored Girls Buy Song
Deep Snarky Puppy/ N'Dambi Family Dinner Volume 1 Buy Song

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About the Author

Nick Austin

Host, Soul Saturday

Host of New Soul Sunday merging genres like soul and hip-hop with electronica and funk into a rich tapestry of sound that is uniquely Detroit.

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