Kendrick Lamar Performs For Enthusiastic Crowd In Japan

Any Kendrick performance seems just as engaged and impressive as the last.

BYGabriel Bras Nevares
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It seems like every time this rapper steps out to perform, the results are absolutely electric for fans. Moreover, Kendrick Lamar recently hit up a stage in Japan, and though he was on the other side of the world from his home of Compton, he still captivated the audience. A clip recently went viral of the Mr. Morale MC performing his hit "N95," and the whole crowd sang along perfectly to the sung intro before he even started rapping. What was once a slew of singing voices turned into a mix of people spitting his bars back at him and people cheering as he started to rap.

Furthermore, when the beat dropped, the stage lit up behind the pgLang creative, and viewers went wild for it. What's more is that many of them didn't stop reciting all the lines back to Kendrick Lamar as he went through the track. Sure, that's something you see at a lot of rap shows, so the excitement on display is nothing new. Still, few artists can get a stadium or festival crowd screaming and rapping as loudly and passionately as the West Coast legend.

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Kendrick Lamar's Recent Japan Show

If you haven't seen him perform live yet, don't fret; performance moments from his tours and shows go viral quite often. As such, you've probably seen your fair share of clips, and if you're going to Tyler, The Creator's Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival this year, you'll get to witness it for yourself. Kendrick Lamar and Baby Keem will deliver a joint set as The Hillbillies, with other big names like SZA, Ice Spice, Lil Yachty, and Clipse hitting the festival, too. Of course, this is a big opportunity for the 36-year-old to create something unique and special with his cousin.

Meanwhile, with over a year passing since the release of his last album, many wonder where the former TDE artist will go next. Maybe he'll slow down his music releases in favor of something grander, or he'll keep dropping top-tier hip-hop. In any case, there will never be a crowd that isn't energized and awe-struck by his live presence. For more news and the latest updates on Kendrick Lamar, stick around on HNHH.

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Gabriel Bras Nevares is a music and pop culture news writer for HotNewHipHop. He started in 2022 as a weekend writer and, since joining the team full-time, has developed a strong knowledge in hip-hop news and releases. Whether it’s regular coverage or occasional interviews and album reviews, he continues to search for the most relevant news for his audience and find the best new releases in the genre. What excites him the most is finding pop culture stories of interest, as well as a deeper passion for the art form of hip-hop and its contemporary output. Specifically, Gabriel enjoys the fringes of rap music: the experimental, boundary-pushing, and raw alternatives to the mainstream sound. As a proud native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, he also stays up-to-date with the archipelago’s local scene and its biggest musical exponents in reggaetón, salsa, indie, and beyond. Before working at HotNewHipHop, Gabriel produced multiple short documentaries, artist interviews, venue spotlights, and audio podcasts on a variety of genres and musical figures. Hardcore punk and Go-go music defined much of his coverage during his time at the George Washington University in D.C. His favorite hip-hop artists working today are Tyler, The Creator, Boldy James, JPEGMAFIA, and Earl Sweatshirt.