Kendrick Lamar Added To Fortnite Music Festival Alongside The Weeknd, Olivia Rodrigo, And More

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MANCHESTER, TENNESSEE - JUNE 16: Kendrick Lamar performs during the 2023 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival on June 16, 2023 in Manchester, Tennessee. (Photo by Astrida Valigorsky/Getty Images)
The feature is set to launch this weekend.

Earlier this week, Fortnite announced a new feature that has fans hyped. It's a collaboration with Rock Band developer Harmonix to bring a similar rhythm game to the world of Fortnite. The game mode is described as fans having the opportunity hit notes from a song while interacting with representations of the artists on screen. They will also have the opportunity to perform by themselves or as a group with other players.

In the original announcement, they confirmed that The Weeknd would be one of the artists involved in the new feature. But now the company has announced an entire "Festival" happening this weekend full of high-profile artists. On the hip-hop side of things, Kendrick Lamar will be involved, with fans able to play his beloved 2015 single "i" in game. Elsewhere the game attracted some major pop stars like Billie Eilish, Lady Gaga, and Olivia Rodrigo. The game is no stranger to having high-profile musicians on as guests with both Travis Scott and Ariana Grande previously collaborating. They also have an impressive variety of rock bands involved between The Killers, The White Stripes, Nine Inch Nails, Fall Out Boy, Queens Of The Stone Age, and more. Check out the full list of artists and songs below.

Kendrick Lamar Contributing Song To Fortnite Festival

Last month, Kendrick Lamar and Baby Keem teamed up for a headlining performance at Tyler, The Creator's Camp Flog Gnaw festival. They performed as "The Hillbillies" where they made the live debut of the song of the same name that they released earlier this year. It's the third time the pair have crossed paths following Keem's songs "range brothers" and "family ties" from his album The Melodic Blue.

Kendrick recently lost his impressive record for the highest-grossing rap tour ever. Drake's still ongoing It's All A Blur tour broke the record without even reaching its J. Cole-featuring extension into next year. What do you think of the impressive roster of musicians for Fortnite's Music Festival this weekend? Let us know in the comment section which song you're most excited to play.


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Lavender Alexandria is a music and culture journalist based in Los Angeles, California. She’s covered dozens of musical genres and styles from the most mainstream to the most experimental and underground on her blog and accompanying YouTube channel that looks at music, pop culture, and Billboard charts since 2017: Lav’s Music Corner. Lavender has produced editorial and listicle content both in written and video form over the past far years and has also interviewed up-and-coming artists like Censored Dialogue. Her experiences covering culture have taken her from Hyperpop parties in LA to underground rap shows in Atlanta, to DIY punk shows in Charlotte. Lavender has also written for iHeartRadio, covering some of the biggest artists in Hip Hop such as Ice Spice, Drake, Doja Cat and Cardi B. She also has bylines with ScreenRant and continues to write for Ringtone magazine. Lavender is a lifelong Charlotte Hornets fan and her favorite rap artists include Clipping, Little Simz, Earl Sweatshirt, and Kendrick Lamar.