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Rap Genius

"To Pimp a Butterfly [Credits]"

1. "Wesley's Theory" feat. George Clinton & Thundercat
(K. Duckworth, G. Clinton, S. Ellison, R. Colson, S. Bruner, B. Gardiner)
Produced by Flying Lotus & Ronald "Flippa" Colson
Additional production by Sounwave & Stephen "Thundercat" Bruner
WB Music Corp./Hard Working Black Folks Publishing (ASCAP), Boris Gardiner Designee
Recorded by Derek "MixedByAli" Ali & James "The White Black Man" Hunt
Mixed by Derek "MixedByAli" Ali
Horns & alto saxophone by Terrace Martin
Trumpet by Josef Leimberg
Background vocals by Dr. Dre, Anna Wise, Ash Riser, Josef Leimberg & Whitney Alford
Contains elements of "Every Nigg[er] Is a Star" written by B. Gardiner and published by Boris Gardiner Designee. As performed by Boris Gardiner. Used courtesy of Jazzman Records Ltd. Used by permission. All rights reserved

2. "For Free? (Interlude)"
(K. Duckworth, T. Martin, R. McKinney)
Produced by Terrace Martin
WB Music Corp./Hard Working Black Folks Publishing (ASCAP), Rosemac Music (ASCAP), Blessed Seeds of God (ASCAP)
Recorded by Derek "MixedByAli" Ali & James "The White Black Man" Hunt
Mixed by Derek "MixedByAli" Ali
Drums by Robert Sput Searight
Piano by Robert Glasper
Bass by Brandon Owens
Organ by Craig Brockman
Guitar by Marlon Williams
Alto saxophone by Terrace Martin
Background vocals by Anna Wise & Darlene Tibbs

3. "King Kunta"
(K. Duckworth, M. Spears, J. Burns, M. Jackson, A. Lewis, S. Gordy)
Produced by Sounwave
Additional production by Terrace Martin
WB Music Corp./Hard Working Black Folks Publishing (ASCAP), Sounwave TDE Productions/Sony ATV (ASCAP), Q Baby Music (ASCAP), Mijac Music/Sony ATV Songs LLC (BMI), Universal Music Corp./Ahmad Music, Kendal's Soul Music
Recorded by Derek "MixedByAli" Ali, James "The White Black Man" Hunt & Matt Schaeffer
Mixed by Derek "MixedByAli" Ali
Bass by Stephen "Thundercat" Bruner
Additional guitar by Marlon Williams & Matt Schaeffer
Background vocals by Whitney Alford

4. "Institutionalized" feat. Bilal, Anna Wise & Snoop Dogg
(K. Duckworth, C. Smith, F. Halldin, S. Barsh)
Produced by Rahki & Fredrik "Tommy Black" Halldin
WB Music Corp./Hard Working Black Folks Publishing (ASCAP), Alto Music Corp./Producer Pizza (ASCAP), Tommy Black (STIM)
Recorded by Derek "MixedByAli" Ali & James "The White Black Man" Hunt
Mixed by Derek "MixedByAli" Ali
Keyboards by Sam Barsh
Clarinet by Pedro Castro
Cello by Gabriel Noel
Violin by Paul Cartwright
Background vocals by Taz Arnold a.k.a. Ti$a
Snoop Dogg appears courtesy of Doggystyle Records

5. "These Walls" feat. Bilal, Anna Wise & Thundercat
(K. Duckworth, T. Martin, L. Dopson, J. Fauntleroy, R. McKinney)
Produced by Terrace Martin & Larrance Dopson of 1500 or Nothin'
Additional production by Sounwave
WB Music Corp./Hard Working Black Folks Publishing (ASCAP), Rosemac Music (ASCAP), Blue Nike Publishing (BMG), Fauntleroy Music/Almo Music (ASCAP), Blessed Seeds of God (ASCAP)
Recorded by Derek "MixedByAli" Ali & James "The White Black Man" Hunt
Mixed by Derek "MixedByAli" Ali
Guitar by Marlon Williams & Gregory Moore
Keyboards by Robert Glasper, Larrance Dopson & Terrace Martin
Percussion by Larrance Dopson
Alto saxophone by Terrace Martin
Trumpet by Josef Leimberg
Additional bass by Stephen "Thundercat" Bruner

6. "u"
(K. Duckworth, T. Arnold, M. Brown)
Produced by Taz Arnold a.k.a. Ti$a & Whoarei
Additional production by Sounwave
WB Music Corp./Hard Working Black Folks Publishing (ASCAP), Big Yacht Music (ASCAP)
Recorded by Derek "MixedByAli" Ali & Matt Schaeffer
Mixed by Derek "MixedByAli" Ali
Alto saxophone/keyboards by Terrace Martin
Tenor saxophone by Kamasi Washington
Baritone saxophone by Adam Turchan
Guitar by Marlon Williams
Background vocals by Bilal, Jessica Vielmas & SZA

7. "Alright"
(K. Duckworth, P. Williams, M. Spears)
Produced by Pharrell Williams & Sounwave
WB Music Corp./Hard Working Black Folks Publishing (ASCAP), EMI April Music, Inc. o/b/o itself & More Water From Nazareth (ASCAP), Sounwave TDE Productions/Sony ATV (ASCAP)
Recorded by James "The White Black Man" Hunt
Mixed by Derek "MixedByAli" Ali
Alto saxophone by Terrace Martin
Background vocals by Pharrell Williams, Candace Wakefield & Stephen "Thundercat" Bruner
Pharrell Williams appears courtesy of Columbia Records

8. "For Sale? (Interlude)"
(K. Duckworth, T. Arnold)
Produced by Taz Arnold a.k.a. Ti$a
Additional production by Sounwave & Terrace Martin
WB Music Corp./Hard Working Black Folks Publishing (ASCAP), Big Yacht Music (ASCAP)
Recorded by Derek "MixedByAli" Ali
Mixed by Derek "MixedByAli" Ali
Alto saxophone/keyboards by Terrace Martin
Trumpet by Josef Leimberg
Background vocals by Bilal, Taz Arnold a.k.a. Ti$a, Preston Harris & SZA

9. "Momma"
(K. Duckworth, G. Boothe, T. Arnold, S. Stewart, L. Hathaway, R. Patterson, R. Rideout)
Produced by Knxwledge & Taz Arnold a.k.a. Ti$a
WB Music Corp./Hard Working Black Folks Publishing (ASCAP), Kanpai Music (BMI), Big Yacht Music (ASCAP), Mijac Music/Sony ATV Music Publishing (ASCAP), Queen of the Planet Productions (ASCAP), Cisum Naashar Publishing (ASCAP), Uncle Buddies Music Inc. c/o Music of Windswept/BMG Rights Mngt. (ASCAP)
Recorded by Derek "MixedByAli" Ali & James "The White Black Man" Hunt
Mixed by Derek "MixedByAli" Ali
Alto saxophone/keyboards/vocoder by Terrace Martin
Background vocals by Lalah Hathaway & Bilal
Contains elements of "Wishful Thinkin'" written by S. Stewart and published by Mijac Music/Sony ATV Music Publishing (BMI). As performed by Sly & the Family Stone. Used courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment. Used by permission. All rights reserved
Contains elements of "On Your Own" written by L. Hathaway, R. Patterson, R. Rideout, and published by Queen of the Planet Productions (ASCAP), Cisum Naashar Publishing (ASCAP), Uncle Buddies Music Inc. c/o Music of Windswept/BMG Rights Mngt. (ASCAP). Used by permission. All rights reserved. "Momma" contains samples from "On Your Own." Performed by Lalah Hathaway/from the album Self Portrait (STXCD-30308). Courtesy of Concord Music Group, Inc


10. "Hood Politics"
(K. Duckworth, D. Perkins, M. Spears, S. Bruner, S. Stevens)
Produced by Tae Beast, Sounwave & Thundercat
WB Music Corp./Hard Working Black Folks Publishing (ASCAP), Donte Lamar Perkins (BMI), Sounwave TDE Productions/Sony ATV (ASCAP), Just Isn't Music Ltd. (ASCAP), New Jerusalem Music (ASCAP), Black Bull Music, Inc. (ASCAP)/Jobete Music Co. Inc. (ASCAP)/Sony ATV Music Publishing (ASCAP)
Recorded by Derek "MixedByAli" Ali & James "The White Black Man" Hunt
Mixed by Derek "MixedByAli" Ali
Keyboards by Terrace Martin & Robert Sput Searight
Background vocals by Bilal, Anna Wise, Preston Harris & Dion Friley
Verses recorded at Downtown Studios in New York, New York
Includes sample of "All for Myself," © 2010 Sufjan Stevens, admin. New Jerusalem Music. Courtesy of Sufjan Stevens and Asthmatic Kitty Records. © 2010 Asthmatic Kitty Records

11. "How Much a Dollar Cost" feat. James Fauntleroy & Ronald Isley
(K. Duckworth, T. Martin, J. Leimberg, R. McKinney, J. Fauntleroy, R. Isley)
Produced by Lovedragon
WB Music Corp./Hard Working Black Folks Publishing (ASCAP), Rosemac Music (ASCAP), Josef Leimberg Music (ASCAP), Blessed Seeds of God (ASCAP), Fauntleroy Music/Almo Music (ASCAP)
Recorded by Derek "MixedByAli" Ali, James "The White Black Man" Hunt & Matt Schaeffer
Mixed by Derek "MixedByAli" Ali
Alto saxophone/keyboards by Terrace Martin
Trumpet by Josef Leimberg
Percussion by Larrance Dopson
Guitar by Marlon Williams
Ronald Isley verse recorded by Thomas Burns at Notifi Studios in St. Louis, Missouri
Ronald Isley appears courtesy of R.I. Top Ten LLC

12. "Complexion (A Zulu Love)" feat. Rapsody
(K. Duckworth, S. Bruner, M. Spears, M. Evans)
Produced by Thundercat & Sounwave
Additional production by Terrace Martin & Antydote
WB Music Corp./Hard Working Black Folks Publishing (ASCAP), Just Isn't Music Ltd. (ASCAP), Sounwave TDE Productions/Sony ATV (ASCAP)
Recorded by Derek "MixedByAli" Ali & Matt Schaeffer
Mixed by Derek "MixedByAli" Ali
Keyboards by Terrace Martin & Robert Glasper
Alto saxophone by Terrace Martin
Trumpet by Josef Leimberg
Percussion by Larrance Dopson
Background vocals by Stephen "Thundercat" Bruner, Lalah Hathaway, Talkbox Monte & JaVonté
Background vocals/scratches by Pete Rock
Rapsody's verse recorded by 9th Wonder at House Studios in Washington, D.C
Rapsody appears courtesy of Jamla Records, a division of IWWMG, Inc

13. "The Blacker the Berry"
(K. Duckworth, M. Samuels, S. Kozmeniuk, K. Lewis, B. Kolatalo, J. Campbell, A. Izquierd, Z. Epstein)
Produced by Boi-1da & Koz for 1da Boi Productions
Additional production by Terrace Martin
Additional drum programming & additional engineering by Katalyst
WB Music Corp./Hard Working Black Folks Publishing (ASCAP), 1damentional Publishing LLC/Sony ATV Tunes LLC (ASCAP), Stephen 1daniable Publishing (ASCAP), Kenobi Songs Publishing/BMG Rights Management (BMI), Whiskey Valentine Publishing/BMG Rights Management (BMI), Tenyor Music (BMI), Alexander Izquierdo BMG Gold Songs/AIX Publishing (ASCAP), all rights administered by BMG Rights Management (US) LLC, Zale Epstein (SOCAN)
Recorded by Derek "MixedByAli" Ali, James "The White Black Man" Hunt & Matt Schaeffer
Mixed by Derek "MixedByAli" Ali
Drums by Ronald Bruner Jr
Keyboards by Robert Glasper
Bass by Stephen "Thundercat" Bruner
Alto saxophone by Terrace Martin
Percussion by Larrance Dopson
Background vocals by Lalah Hathaway

14. "You Ain't Gotta Lie (Momma Said)"
(K. Duckworth, T. Martin, R. McKinney, J. Leimberg, M. Spears)
Produced by Lovedragon
WB Music Corp./Hard Working Black Folks Publishing (ASCAP), Rosemac Music (ASCAP), Blessed Seeds of God (ASCAP), Josef Leimberg Music (ASCAP), Sounwave TDE Productions/Sony ATV (ASCAP)
Recorded by Derek "MixedByAli" Ali, James "The White Black Man" Hunt & Matt Schaeffer
Mixed by Derek "MixedByAli" Ali
Keyboards by Sounwave & Terrace Martin
Alto saxophone/vocoder by Terrace Martin
Trumpet by Josef Leimberg
Percussion by Larrance Dopson
Guitar by Marlon Williams
Background vocals by Stephen "Thundercat" Bruner, Preston Harris, Wyann Vaughn & JaVonté

15. "i"
(K. Duckworth, C. Smith, R. Isley, O. Isley, E. Isley, M. Isley, R. Isley, C. Jasper)
Produced by Rahki
WB Music Corp./Hard Working Black Folks Publishing (ASCAP), Almo Music Corp./Producer Pizza (ASCAP), EMI April Music Inc. o/b/o itself and Bovina Music Inc. (ASCAP)
Recorded by Derek "MixedByAli" Ali, James "The White Black Man" Hunt & Matt Schaeffer
Mixed by Derek "MixedByAli" Ali
Keyboards by Sam Barsh
Guitar by Keith Askey
Drums by Kendall Lewis
Bass by Chris Smith & Stephen "Thundercat" Bruner
Percussion by Rahki
Background vocals by Taz Arnold a.k.a. Ti$a, William Sweat, Candace Wakefield, Devon Downing, Edwin Orellana, Dave Free & Dion Friley
Additional vocals by Ronald Isley courtesy of R.I. Top Ten LLC
Recorded by Thomas Burns at Notifi Studios in St. Louis Missouri
Contains portions of "That Lady" by Ronald Isley, Christopher Jasper, O'Kelly Isley, Ernie Isley, Marvin Isley and Rudolph Isley. Published by EMI April Music Inc. o/b/o itself and Bovina Music Inc. (ASCAP)

16. "Mortal Man"
(K. Duckworth, M. Spears, S. Bruner, F. Anikulapo)
Produced by Sounwave
WB Music Corp./Hard Working Black Folks Publishing (ASCAP), Sounwave TDE Productions/Sony ATV (ASCAP), Just Isn't Music Ltd. (ASCAP), EMI April Music Inc. (ASCAP), BMG Gold Songs (ASCAP), BMG Ruby Songs (ASCAP)
Recorded by Derek "MixedByAli" Ali, James "The White Black Man" Hunt & Matt Schaeffer
Mixed by Derek "MixedByAli" Ali
Bass by Stephen "Thundercat" Bruner
Keyboards by Robert Glasper & Junius Bervine
Guitar by Marlon Williams
Alto saxophone by Terrace Martin
Trumpet by Josef Leimberg & Ambrose Akinmusire
Background vocals by James Fauntleroy & JaVonté
Contains elements of "I No Get Eye for Back" written by F. Anikulapo, and published by EMI April Music, Inc. (ASCAP), BMG Gold Songs (ASCAP), BMG Ruby Songs (ASCAP). Used by permission. All rights reserved. "Mortal Man" contains excerpts from "I No Get Eye for Back" as performed by Houston Person. Used courtesy of UME. Used by permission. All rights reserved
Featuring parts from the music journalist Mats Nileskar's 2Pac Shakur interview in New York, November 1994 for P3 Soul, Broadcasting Corporation


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