#5. “To Pimp A Butterfly” by Kendrick Lamar

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– Metascore: 96

– Release date: March 16, 2015

The working title of Kendrick Lamar’s second major label studio release was “Tu Pimp a Caterpillar” in honor of the late rapper Tupac Shakur. Touching on highly personal topics like fame, depression, and death, “To Pimp a Butterfly” scored Lamar five Grammys, including Best Rap Album.