Kendrick Lamar Shuts Down Downtown L.A. with Impromptu Concert

Kendrick Lamar

On the eve of his album release, Kendrick Lamar stormed the streets of downtown L.A. for an impromptu free concert at L.A. LIVE. Posted atop a double-decker bus outside the Staples Center, the new king of the West Coast performed “Swimming Pools (Drank)” and “The Recipe” off his debut good kid, m.A.A.d city, as well as “HiiiPoWer” and “A.D.H.D” from Section.80.

Once word got out, a crowd began to take over the streets. Police cars and helicopters swarmed the scene and eventually cops cut off Kendrick’s mic and shut down the show.

“As the ghetto bird floats. 2chainz play in back of my head. They shut Downtown LA down. Due to the chaos of our celebration,” he tweeted. “An oh………..We just caused a RIOT, we just caused a RIOT!”

Luckily, the moment was captured by camera phone. Check out Kendrick’s surprise set below.



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20 Comments

  1. Bothe

    His just fucking awesome the police can’t handle it…

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    john Reply:

    @Bothe, yea, cause causing riots in LA is just awesome. lets brag about it. lots of random innocent people’s shit being destroyed… woot.

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  2. YMCMB_#1STUNNA

    Meek Mills album has 0 hype

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    Trace Reply:

    @YMCMB_#1STUNNA, Oh, that nigga will flop. Trust. Kendrick is a rapper with substance.

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    Will Reply:

    @YMCMB_#1STUNNA, Meeks will hopefully be a sick album…but nothing compared to Kendricks…he’s something unique

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  3. Dro

    Sounds legendary!!! I wish Kendrick success. Pray he stays humble and hungry. He makes great music.

    Looks like it was a lot of fun. Dope idea.

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  4. DOPE

    Kendrick Lamar is the best rapper right now, aint nobody touching him.. his new album Good Kid, M.A.A.D City is such a classic.

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  5. I Told You Karruche Would Never Be Rihanna

    I hope he does good numbers this week. Too bad that talentless whore Taylor Swift will probably be # 1.

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  6. Diego

    Hope his record sales equal all this hype But Taylor gonna kick his ass in sales

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    John Reply:

    @Diego, LMFAO…yeah right.

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  7. pete

    80,000 first week hope he can do 200,000

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    Zayn Reply:

    @pete, Cole did 218K the first week and niggas were screaming about how he wouldn’t sell more than 50K, so we’ll see.

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    pete Reply:

    @Zayn, u cant compare cole world with good kid maad city jcoles album was a good album,kendriks needs direction from dre that album is a mixtape only four songs are album material

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    *SKO* Reply:

    @pete, IS U CRAZY GKMC IS NOT A ALBUM SO I CAN SEE WHY U WOULDNT UNDERSTAND, I RECOMMEND U GET SOME BEATSBYDRE HEADPHONES GO TO A CORNER(KUSH&DRANK) AND LISTEN WITH NOOO DISTRACTIONS …ITS A FUCKING “MOVIE” BISHH!!!

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  8. fgaf

    when was this…. man i could of gone!!!!!!

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  9. pete

    j cole album was better than this,kendrik needs direction from dre or eminem,some songs are not album material,80,000 copies first week,taylor swift 780,000 first week. the game documentary was good

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  10. *SKO*

    CLASSIC ALBUM TDE ON TOP OF THERE GAME

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  11. Tones

    Kendrick’s more creative then anyone out dere and his album is right next to illmatic and its got 7 more tracks but i been listenin to meek freestyle battle since 07′ so meek’s my dude, i still got TDE dou i listen to soul everyday along wit meek and kendrick so i hope neither of them flock, they all EAT

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  12. Ryioz

    people love him & his Music is Dope

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  13. Blak Civil

    My take is like this, I mean J. Cole and Kendrick L. are both talented and obviously MC’s that bring “real” back into hip-hop. They both have their own styles, which off the top seperates them from their peers. In all honesty, when I listened to Kendirck’s joint I felt like I was in that track, the words and imagination mixed with creativity just took me there. Dont get me wrong, I’m still bumpin J. Cole joint, but respectively they both lived in two different worlds, and their ability to share that with the audience is just what they did…but on their terms. So yeah, Kendrick’s joint is a classic, especially in the world of hip-hop today.

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