Kendrick Lamar has made waves where ever he has gone. It is said that he is the most talked about up and coming hip hop artist. His new album; good kid m.A.Ad City has 15 songs on it and its release date is the 22nd of October. Understandably there is lots of hype surrounding the album as his fans have high expectations.
I am in neutral territory when it comes to Mr Lamar, I am neither a dedicated fan nor do I dislike him or his music. That is why I believe I have an unbiased mind set when writing this review. Kendrick Lamar is coming to South Africa at the end of February 2014, and is scheduled to perform in Durban, Johannesburg and Cape Town.
That is why doing a review on Kendrick Lamar’s live performance skills would be able to help citizens living in South Africa decide whether or not to pay a minimum of R350 to go and watch Mr Lamar perform live. A few weeks ago when the rapper performed at the BET Hip Hop awards of 2013, he ‘dissed’ or made a joke of another rapper, Drake, in the lyrics of his song. This caused a huge scandal and soon the hash tag “KendricksVerse” was trending on twitter. Kendrick refers to himself as “King Kendrick” and his fans agree whole heartedly. However if one is undecided about whether you like Kendrick’s work or not, going to watch him perform live and seeing him hailing himself as a king will probably be irritating and viewed as ‘cocky’ thus being a huge turn off. On the other hand there is no doubt that this young man has ampule amounts of talent, as at the BET awards he won lyricist of the year as well as album of the year, Most Voted Playlist (MVP) of the year as well as best verse of the year for the song he was featured in “Fu#%in’ Problems”. Therefore there is no doubt that his music will be out sanding and above the normal standard of quality expected, as he has won so many prises indicting that he has done some brilliant work. And so some advice to the people out their who are unsure of going to watch Kendrick live, if you like this hip hop/ rap genre of music chances are you will really enjoy Kendrick’s music as he is one of the best in the industry at the moment. If you aren’t really a fan of this genre of music and don’t enjoy hearing people praise themselves, this live performance in South Africa would be a waste of your time.
- [VIDEO] BET Hip Hop Awards Kendrick Lamar FULL CYPHER PERFORMANCE! (v103.cbslocal.com)