Watch Kendrick Lamar's Headlining Global Citizen Festival Performance

Posted by , Sep 25, 2016 at 09:48pm

Watch Kendrick Lamar's electric headlining performance from the 2016 Global Citizen Fest.


Many hip-hop stars were gathered in White Sox stadium in Chicago for Chance the Rapper's first-ever Magical Coloring Day. The one-day festival included performances from Chance, Lil Wayne, 2 Chainz, Young Thug, and a surprise set from Kanye West. The Global Citizen Festival, another stacked one-day concert -- this one an initiative to end extreme global povery, curated by Coldplay's Chris Martin -- also took place yesterday, in NYC's Central Park. Kendrick Lamar was the only rapper on a bill that featured Rihanna, Demi Lovato, Metallica, Usher, and Major Lazer, but he delivered one of the day's best shows during his headlining slot.

After being introduced by a pregnant Olivia Wilde, Kendrick made a dramatic entrance to the tune of "Levitate" (or "untitled 07"), a single taken off his March album untitled unmastered. The rest of his nearly hour-long set was filled with an array of hits from good kid m.A.A.d city and To Pimp a Butterfly, including "Backseat Freestyle," "Swimming Pools," "Bitch Don't Kill My Vibe," "King Kunta," "Alright," and more. Watch the full show above and check out clips of individual songs below. 

"Levitate" 

"King Kunta"

"Alright"

"M.A.A.D City"

"i"

Watch Kendrick Lamar's electric headlining performance from the 2016 Global Citizen Fest.

Many hip-hop stars were gathered in White Sox stadium in Chicago for Chance the Rapper's first-ever Magical Coloring Day. The one-day festival included performances from Chance, Lil Wayne, 2 Chainz, Young Thug, and a surprise set from Kanye West. The Global Citizen Festival, another stacked one-day concert -- this one an initiative to end extreme global povery, curated by Coldplay's Chris Martin -- also took place yesterday, in NYC's Central Park. Kendrick Lamar was the only rapper on a bill that featured Rihanna, Demi Lovato, Metallica, Usher, and Major Lazer, but he delivered one of the day's best shows during his headlining slot.

After being introduced by a pregnant Olivia Wilde, Kendrick made a dramatic entrance to the tune of "Levitate" (or "untitled 07"), a single taken off his March album untitled unmastered. The rest of his nearly hour-long set was filled with an array of hits from good kid m.A.A.d city and To Pimp a Butterfly, including "Backseat Freestyle," "Swimming Pools," "Bitch Don't Kill My Vibe," "King Kunta," "Alright," and more. Watch the full show above and check out clips of individual songs below. 

"Levitate" 

"King Kunta"

"Alright"

"M.A.A.D City"

"i"

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