Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA

Kendrick Lamar, the seven-time GRAMMY winner, kicked off his “DAMN” tour at The Staples Center Sunday night in Downtown Los Angeles.

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His loyal hip-hop fans erupted when clips of the hip-hop mega star flashed across the screen. Kendrick appeared on stage kneeled down like a “Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon” as his Kung Fu music video’s played behind him. Ninja fighters appeared out of the darkness as he performed “DNA” to the massive crowed. A carefully choreographed fight scene played out on stage as Kendrick moved in and out of the performance captivating the audience.

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Kendrick went on to perform “Element”, “Alright”, and “King Kunta” as clips of 1933’s King Kong roared onto the big screen. Travis Scott also performed flying across the auditorium on a mechanical eagle soaring above the audience. D.R.A.M opened up the show with “Cha Cha” putting the crowd in a lighthearted mood.

Text by Alexander G. Seyum