A few weeks ago, a new partnership with American Express found Kendrick Lamar, winner of many Grammys and mastermind of brilliant records To Pimp a Butterfly and Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City, performing an intimate show in Miami.

This week, Kendrick teased us with another stop on his AmEx tour: Brooklyn.

Excitement quickly grew, and before long, word got out that Lamar’s show would be held at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, an intimate venue by his standards. I saw him headline Bonnaroo in 2015, and he’s rumored, alongside Radiohead and Beyoncé, to top Coachella’s 2017 bill.

Naturally, when the Williamsburg show was announced with tickets reserved initially for AmEx cardholders, they went super fast. The show is very much sold out. Don’t worry, though: if you still want to catch the poetic rapper perform, you can try your luck on StubHub—forewarning, you may have to freeze your bank account for a few days to afford  tickets at their current going price. A more affordable option, however, is to stream the show on Kendrick’s Facebook page.

It’s been another big year for Lamar, who put out a mini-album/collection of untitled demos in March titled untitled.unmastered., and saw his Top Dawg Ent. labelmates ScHoolboy Q, Isaiah Rashad, and Ab-Soul put out LPs of their own. Kendrick also had a strong year in guest verses, appearing with the likes of Kanye West, Beyoncé, Sia, The Weeknd, Danny Brown, and more. It’ll undoubtably be a great night at Music Hall, as Kendrick is not only a transcendent artist and energetic performer, but one whose catalogue and expertise continue to grow.

Below, check out Kendrick performing “King Kunta” at NYC’s Global Citizen Festival a few months ago:

Photo by Jane Bruce


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