Watch Kendrick Lamar‘s Explosive #Grammys Performance
Clad in prison garb, walking in shackles, and backed by prison imagery, he launched into an emotionally-charged performance of â€œThe Blacker the Berryâ€ off his Grammy-winning album To Pimp a Butterfly. When the lights shut off, Kendrick and the other â€œinmatesâ€ shined with a glow-in-the-dark effect.
Next, with an enormous bonfire raging behind him, Kendrick transitioned into â€œAlright.â€ His acrobatic dancers performed as he rocked through a single that‘s been called a civil rights anthem for this generation.
Finally, with just one spotlight shining down on him, Kendrick debuted a brand new song about death and â€œmodern-day slavery.â€ Spitting with a rapid-fire flow, K-Dot closed his set as a map of Africa appeared behind him with a single word written on it: â€œCompton.â€
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