As Kendrick Lamar continues his global domination since the release of To Pimp A Butterfly (read our review here), patience is wearing thin for the chance to see his new tracks performed live. He has already shown that his new live show packs more than a few punches at the Hot 97 Summer Jam recently, but it seems K Dot has gone and outdone himself during his set at Osheaga Music Festival in Montreal over the weekend.
During the performance of one of his newest tracks, Alright (which was released alongside some astounding visuals recently), Lamar brought out veteran rapper Mos Def for a rare duet of sorts. The headline set was apparently one of the most packed out of the day, with the audience already chanting the track ahead of the show. It’s been reported Kendrick delivered a set packed with hits not only from TPAB but also his 2012 album good kid m.A.A.d city before delivering a mash up of TPAB favourites King Kunta and Alright.
However, this guest appearance wasn’t planned, and only happened after a bit of coaxing from Kendrick to get Mos Def onto the stage. Having spotted him on the side watching, Kendrick went onto to cite Mos Def (or Yasin Bey) as his inspiration for rapping. Mos Def, who was added to the festival bill at the last minute due to Action Bronson being cancelled for the second time at a Canadian festival, shook things up a bit when he jumped on the mic, and thankfully someone recorded the whole thing for the rest of the world to see. Check the video below courtesy of Pigeons and Planes.