Now that we know Kendrick Lamar is dropping To Pimp A Butterfly on March 23 [ed. note: it arrived a week early], the real obsessing can begin. After all, how many times has the latest Rolling Stone mag cover artist’s guest verse low key been the best verse on someone else’s whole album. With three full albums under his belt, he has a considerable amount of his own bars too.

It all begs the question: what has been his best 16 so far. Obviously, all bars aren’t created equal and that’s where the fun begins. This installment of Wired 25 aspires to do what so many of K.Dot’s rhymes have done–inspire some dialogue. With that, let’s get to the business of ranking Kendrick Lamar’s 25 best verses.

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