Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp a Butterfly photographed by Denis Rouvre. Lately i've been a big fan of Kendrick's latest album, "To Pimp a Butterfly". This album explores many culture related themes through the use of metaphors and language. The album also features notable Jazz artists, such as saxophonists Kamasi Washington and Terrace Martin, who bring a prominent jazz influence throughout the album.
NWA, or Nigga With Attitude, is one of the most influential group in Hip Hop, not because entirely of their persona, but the undiluted streetness that they protrude in their lyrics and songs. Their careers took on a greater influence on hip hop separately than they had ever influenced it together.