There is something to be said about a mainstream artist who crafts a very un-mainstream album, that then receives 11 Grammy nominations, while simultaneously becoming the darling of both the music world and the late night talk show circuit.
Kendrick Lamar debuted his new single “Untitled 2” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Thursday night, and put the studio audience (along with those in TV land) in a aww-worthy trance.
Rocking a flannel shirt, sweats and a sweater, cornrow Kendrick as he referred to himself dipped in and out of lyrical speeds as he performed in front of a full band, which frolicked between traditional rhythm and blues and jazz.
With precision, passion and an unabashed rawness, Kendrick Lamar, for a lack of better phrasing, took his performance to a whole ‘nother level, once again solidifying his rightful place in hip-hop.
Watch it all unfold below.