Producer Terrace Martin Discusses Why Kendrick Lamar May Not Perform ‘To Pimp A Butterfly’ Tracks Again


Kendrick Lamar recently wrapped up his intimate eight-city tour, the “King Kunta Groove Sessions.” During the stop in Dallas, K. Dot told the crowd of 3,000 that “this might be the last time [he] performs To Pimp A Butterfly.” This has led to much speculation that fans won’t be able to see him perform hits like “Alright” or “King Kunta”  again anytime soon. Complex caught up with one of his frequent collaborators and one of TPAB‘s producers Terrace Martin and discussed the likeliness of the album ever being performed again.

[ALSO READ: Kendrick Lamar Discusses The Importance Of ‘To Pimp A Butterfly’ For Himself & His Fans (VIDEO)]

“We didn’t do that album for popular culture,” Martin said. “We did that album for people who have no way out. We did that album for people who can’t even afford to go to the shows. We did an album for people who need hope. You don’t prostitute that.”

Martin also spoke on rumors that Kendrick may be releasing another album soon. He said they haven’t hopped in the studio yet but they are “just studying, playing Sly Stone records, Miles Davis…”