It's a given fact that To Pimp a Butterfly heeded many hip-hop fans from their usual Monday flow. I mean just look at that cover art and the edginess of listening to a dropped album that accidentally released days before it was due! Kendrick Lamar's sophomore album could not be more relevant or craved more from a contemporary hip-hop artist. With free jazz and a dash of funk, you are lured into the highly politically realm of one's role as an artist and the culturalism/structuralism tension in racial politics.
I think this brief Mic article by Tom Barnes succinctly examines what considerations are important when making tough calls about Kendrick's new album and his viewpoints on the recent events. It's important to consider the discussion that follows highly politicized art because it really can make what it is.