Must-Hear Music Podcast: Kendrick Lamar, Of Monsters and Men, Martin Garrix & More

A week ahead of its scheduled release date, Kendrick Lamar gave the world plenty to chew on with his new album To Pimp a Butterfly. From the weighty "King Kunta" to the 2Pac interview that wraps the album, the Billboard staff tackles Kendrick's challenging, incredibly rewarding new album on this week's Must-Hear Music podcast.

Kendrick Lamar's 'To Pimp a Butterfly' Sets First-Day Streaming Record

We also talk about Usher's EDM foray with Martin Garrix, "Don't Look Down," and Of Monsters and Men's epic new song "Crystals." To go along with this week's premiere of Steve Grand's debut album on, we take a swig of his "Whiskey Crime," and in honor of March Madness, we talk about Future's new song, "March Madness."

Download the Must-Hear Music podcast on iTunes (or listen below). This week's edition features Jason Lipshutz, Joe Lynch and Denise Warner. If you missed it, check out last week's episode with special guest host John Norris.


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