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Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you were probably recently made aware Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly hit iTunes a week early. Individual tracks are trending, Top Dawg is going in on Interscope and Taylor Swift is rejoicing.

None of it means Kendrick won’t see successful first week sales. If Beyonce and Jay Z can survive a leak, there’s still hope. The nostalgic days of not hearing an album weeks (sometimes months) in advance are over. Lets revisit 14 infamous album leaks to see how history stacks up for K.Dot.


photo: Top Dawg Entertainment/Aftermath/Interscope

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