Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly Released a Week Early [Updated]

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Kendrick Lamar. Photo: Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images

Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly has found its way onto iTunes and Spotify, one full week ahead of its original release date (March 23). The rapper tweeted the name of his album Sunday, plus a link, to give fans a heads-up; the explicit and clean versions are both available for purchase. If you liked what you've heard so far, this surprise release is probably making you yell dramatic all-caps outbursts like Taylor Swift — even if this whole thing was a mistake

Update: As of Monday afternoon, To Pimp a Butterfly has been removed from iTunes and remade available for preorder, with a March 23 release date. (Though TDE's CEO has tweeted that he's "working on" it.) For unexplained reasons, the album is still available to stream in full on Spotify ... for now.