Kendrick Lamar might be the most vital voice in hip-hop right now — and he knows it. The West Coast MC sent shockwaves through the rap world recently when he sang a verse on the Big Sean track “Control” threatening to lyrically “murder” contemporaries Jermaine Cole, Big K.R.I.T., Pusha T, Meek Mill, A$AP Rocky, Drake, Jay Electronica, Tyler the Creator, Mac Miller, even Big Sean himself, not to mention Wale, who opens for Lamar at tonight’s Vanderbilt Commodore Quake. “What is competition? I’m trying to raise the bar high,” Lamar spit during the rant. Either that, or as Eminem might say, Lamar wants to be another rapper dead for popping off at the mouth with shit he shouldn’t have said. Anyone who saw Lamar on Bonnaroo’s main stage basking in the sound of 60,000 voices rapping along to his rhymes, or who caught the rapper when he took over War Memorial last year can tell you what a captivating performer he is. This might be your last change to catch him while he’s still on the rise.
Thu, Oct 3 | 8:00 PM
Vanderbilt University Memorial Gymnasium
$25 - $40