Video: Kendrick Lamar Live at Hot 97’s Summer Jam; Plays “King Kunta”, “The Blacker the Berry” for First Time

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Amid all the chaos happening outside, Kendrick Lamar managed to perform at Hot 97's Summer Jam concert in New Jersey yesterday. During his set he did To Pimp a Butterfly cuts "The Blacker the Berry", "King Kunta", and "Hood Politics" for the first tim livee. You can watch a video of the performance after the jump, via Hot 97. Schoolboy Q also came out to do "Collard Greens" and "Studio."

Video: Kendrick Lamar – “King Kunta”

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Kendrick Lamar is debuting his music video for "King Kunta" off of his excellent To Pimp a Butterfly album. This is the second video for a To Pimp a Butterfly cut, the first being "i." Check out the visuals for Kendrick Lamar's "King Kunta" which was shot in and around Lamar's hometown Compton.

Video: Kendrick Lamar Joins The Breakfast Club; Discusses Album, Tupac, Killer Mike, & More

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During his day in New York, Kendrick Lamar hit the press circuit. One of his stops was to The Breakfast Club to talk about his sophomore album To Pimp a Butterfly (read our review here,) his relationship status with Whitney Alford, his thoughts on having a classic album, respecting fans, rapper Killer Mike, Tupac, future collaborations with J. Cole & Dre. Check out the full interview with The Breakfast Club after the jump.

New Music: Kendrick Lamar Has the Funk on “King Kunta”

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Get this: Kendrick Lamar's long-awaited, highly-anticipated followup to his 2012 breakthrough album good kid, m.A.A.d city, To Pimp a Butterfly will be out in roughly ten days! And so far the rollout has been pretty swift; from "i," to "The Blacker the Berry," an intense performance on The Colbert Report, and the ultimate unveiling of the album title and artwork. It's all starting to come together. And now it looks like we are being treated to the much-talked about but shrouded in mystery track "King Kunta." "King Kunta" finds K-Dot in a similiar lane as "i" with its funky musical backdrop and live instrumentation. The track, however, has K-Dot doing a little bit more with the lyrical content, going in on racial themes and black empowerment. It's certainly no surprise that Pharrell has called the song "so unapologetically black." Go ahead and listen to it yourself after the jump!