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Flying Lotus Says His Beats Helped Inspire Kendrick Lamar’s New Album

Flying Lotus, Kendrick Lamar

Everybody is rightfully freaking out about the surprise release of Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly (which came a full week early), and now the “i” rapper’s frequent collaborator Flying Lotus is sharing some behind-the-scenes information about the LP. In a series of tweets early Monday morning, he explained that he helped give Lamar inspiration for the new LP. According to the tweets, Lamar came up with a concept for the album a few hours after FlyLo played him a bunch of beats he was working on for his next Captain Murphy project. If you’re at all familiar with the West Coast producer’s sound, the influence definitely shows.