Kendrick Lamar
(Photo Cred: Kendrick Lamar via Twitter/Consequence Sound)

KENDRICK LAMAR was outside last night, and it was one for the ages!

The Compton MC and Drake destroyer performed a one-off concert that took place in Inglewood, CA at the Kia Forum. In celebration of Juneteenth, as well as his first performance post the highly publicized beef between him and the 69 God, he would double down live with a collection of hits stemmed from the feud.

The Pop Out: Ken & Friends show was also streamed live on Amazon Music as well as Twitch. Kendrick didn’t skimp out on the friends part as a plethora of artists joined him on stage. The performance was the greatest show in Hip-Hop this year and had several memorable moments.

Kendrick Lamar
Kendrick Lamar


Lamar was donned in apparel similar to what 2 Pac wore for a concert in 1994. He would channel his inner Pac to performs songs like “Euphoria” and “6:16 in LA” for the first time live. The energy was high as Kendrick would reunite with TDE mates Jay Rock & ScHoolboy Q to perform hits like “Money Trees” & “That Part.”

Then Kendrick would stop being humble. After that he would go right back on business! He then performed ” Like That” which was the track that began the best week in Hip-Hop musically. Once the buzz fell a bit, Kenny surprised everyone by bringing out Dr. Dre to perform his classics. He would then whisper something in Kendrick’s ear that everyone in attendance could hear… “Psst, I See Dead People”

Kendrick Lamar

Saving the best for last, Kendrick performed “Not Like Us” which is the final installment of the series of disses between him and Drake. He would then go on to perform the song again, and again and again! The crowd came alive as Kenny performed the song six times total!

Here is a scorecard for those who didn’t get to see it live. Kendrick performed the song once with Dr. Dre, twice by himself, once with the cultivator of the track (DJ Mustard) and two more times with everyone from Big Boi, Black Hippy and many more!!

Kendrick put on for his city and for Hip-Hop yesterday. But don’t take my word for it. Check it out down below if you weren’t able to yesterday. Let us know down in the comments what you think of the performance.

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Capturing the lifestyle and culture of Hip-Hop, Jay Mill (TenthLetterMedia) is an entertainment journalist from Indianapolis, Indiana. For over a decade, Jay has worked to shine the light on the Indianapolis Hip-Hop scene. Providing engaging and entertaining content, Jay leads his team at Straight Official Magazine to be THE source of all things going on in the world.

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