Exclusive: Kendrick Lamar Set To Perform At BET Awards 2013

After raking in eight nominations at this year’s BET Awards, Kendrick Lamar is set to take the stage at the Nokia Theater on June 30th at 8pm ET/PT.

Following the release of his highly-praised debut good kid, m.A.A.d. city, the Compton MC continues his banner year with some of the night’s highest nods including Best Male Hip Hop Artist, Best Video for the A$AP Rocky-helmed posse cut “Problems” and Best New Artist.

Before the main event, fans can flock to a special three-day pre-party at the BET Experience at L.A. Live that kicks off June 28th. Festivities include celebrity panels, seminars, basketball games and fun events followed by a concert series comprised of today’s biggest up-and-comers on the Music Matters stage, hosted by television personality Buttahman, comedian/ actress Vanessa Fraction and blogger Lowkey. 106 & Park’s very own DJ LYVW will be mastering the turntables.

See the full schedule for the Music Matters Stage below:

Friday, June 28th (1:00pm-7:00pm)
The Rap Pack
BJ The Chicago Kid
PJ Morton
Big K.R.I.T.

Saturday, June 29th (12:00pm-6:00pm)
Elijah Blake
Austin Brown

But don’t think we forgot our ladies. For the female performers scheduled to shut it down on-stage, head to VIBE Vixen.

Also be sure to check out the BET Awards Nomination special The Chosen hosted by singer/ actor/ reality star Ray J on Wednesday, June 19 at 7:30pm, where he’ll be discussing the nominees and revealing a special surprise about the show.

And just In case you’d rather witness the musical madness firsthand, fans can cop a VIP package for the first time here.

The BET Awards air June 30th at 8pm ET/PT, hosted by Chris Tucker.

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