I remember my first trip to SxSW in 2011. Kendrick Lamar was the artist that was buzzing on everybody’s “next up” list… I even shot a video of a quick interview with him for the now defunct milkNsyrup (RIP) blog. He performed at Illroots’ Sunday Swagger showcase to a crowd of a couple hundred people.
Fast forward two years, a critical acclaimed album, and a slew of high profile features, and you have Kendrick Lamar, rap royalty. If you’re in anyway familiar with Kendrick and his music then you can already imagine how dope his live show is. The great thing about a major show like this at a festival like SxSW is there are lots of surprises and special guests that stop through…
K Dot performed tracks from GKMC, Section.80, KL EP, and OD. I was impressed with the tracks he chose to perform and even the way it was done. A lot of artists perform songs, some give a show; this was definitely a show.
T.I. came out and rocked a couple tracks too… definitely didn’t see that coming!
If you’re able to catch Kendrick Lamar live, DO IT! If you’re busy that night clear your schedule!
He’ll be performing tomorrow at 11 Fest, and he’s on a tour right now. Dates here.