Kendrick Lamar wins in Las Vegas.
On Friday, the Compton superstar performed his first act of 2021 and first in the United States in two years at the Day N Vegas festival (Nov. 12).
“It’s been 365 days, multiplied by two,” the reclusive star told the audience at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds, where he last played in 2019.
Oklahoma was joined by 16 men dressed in maroon blazers and ballerinas as he powered through his 90-minute concert, which featured two dozen of his biggest tunes divided into five acts–one for each of his albums, including Section.80, good kid, m.A.A.d city, To Pimp a Butterfly, and DAMN.
He celebrated Section.80’s tenth anniversary with songs including “Fu**k Your Ethnicity,” “A.D.H.D,” and “HiiiPoWeR,” as well as “Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe,” “King Kunta,” and “Poetic Justice.”
For the finale, he brought out his cousin, “hometown hero” Baby Keem, who performed “Family Ties” and “Range Brothers,” before ending with “Sing About Me, I’m Dying of Thirst” by good kid, m.A.A.d city.
He previewed the next chapter of his career and left fans hoping for a new album before exiting the stage.
“Until next time, Vegas.” “And when I say next time, I mean very soon,” K-Dot explained.
Kendrick hasn’t released an album in almost four years. He revealed in August that he was working on his final TDE record.
“Completion has a certain beauty to it.” “And always have faith in the unknown,” he said, before promising to see supporters “soon enough.”