Lupe Fiasco Crowns Kendrick Lamar the ‘Next Big Thing’

Lupe Fiasco and Kendrick Lamar

Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg named him the “New King of the West Coast.” And during his “BET Music Matters” show in Chicago last night, Kendrick Lamar received another co-sign from one of hip-hop’s most respected MCs. As part of the Lupe Fiasco Outstanding Fan Awards, the Chi-town rapper presented the Compton lyricist with the “Next Big Thing” award.

After thinking about it long and hard, he decided that Kendrick deserved the honor. “Out of the many, there’s only one guy that I am a fan of that I think deserves this award, so the ‘Next Big Thing’ award goes to my big homie Kendrick Lamar,” Lupe told the audience at Congress Theater.

“This the future right here. Unadulterated, uncut, unfiltered…but I ain’t go nowhere either,” added Lupe before performing verses from “Put Em Up” off his new album Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1, which drops Tuesday.

Watch Lupe pass the torch to Kendrick in his hometown.

Photo via MixedByAli

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  1. Dave

    Yes Lupe! The best co-sign I’ve heard of an artist so far. This is perfect!


  2. Jucka

    he forgot J. Cole


  3. King Dro

    Lupe’s album is a classic, I was really suprised. Interested to see if Kendrick will top it for album of the year


  4. Shae

    Man, to be a fan rocking with Kendrick for so long, I so fuckin’ proud of this dude. Much respect & wish him many more blessings… that’s crazy.


  5. Agdaking

    I was there!


  6. Hugh

    Kendrick is selling those tickets! No album out!


  7. k down to the C up town Breezy Boyieee

    Nice performance


  8. camo

    Kendrick Lamar Deserves this its actually a great achievement for him , this guy is good stuff I look forward to more of that Kendrick Lamar


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