Last night (March 24), rapper Kendrick Lamar sent out two addresses in West Hollywood and times, encouraging followers to meet him there. He didn’t give any other details.
9pm. meet me here. 8950 Sunset Blvd. 930pm. meet me here. 8466 Melrose Ave.
— Kendrick Lamar (@kendricklamar) March 25, 2015
Fans who took a chance and showed up were rewarded by being a part of a once-in-a-lifetime moment.
Lamar performed for a crowd of fans from the back of a flatbed truck. The fans gladly followed and sang along as the truck moved down the Sunset Strip.
The event was arranged in partnership with Reebok, whose current #GetPumped campaign aims to draw attention to their new ZPump shoes, according to Mic.com. Lamar was rocking some Reebok gear, of course.
Lamar’s first song was “Money Trees,” followed by some more old tracks, a few from his most recent album, To Pimp A Butterfly, and a cover of Tupac’s “Hail Mary.”
To Pimp A Butterfly arrived earlier than expected, dropping at midnight last Monday (March 16), instead of yesterday (March 24).
With the early release and this surprise concert, Lamar was obviously determined to come back in a big way.
Missed out on this event? Fans can catch him at San Francisco’s Outside Lands festival, Milwaukee’s Summerfest, and Washington’s Sasquatch! later this year.