Watch Kendrick Lamar Electrify The Colbert Report With New Song

Dec 17th, 2014 in Music


Last night Kendrick Lamar closed down The Colbert Report (as the last musical guest) by introducing a scintillating new, unnamed song.  As usual, Lamar simply lit up the stage.  The new song has it all.  Riffing on the advice forced on him/us by seemingly everyone on the planet (agents, Indians, neighbors, you name ’em), the song begins spoken-word and segues through jazz-inflected flourishes of flute and saxophone while accelerating to a stunning finish.  Watch as Thundercat (Flying Lotus) supports on bass (with a crazy head-thingy), Bilal and Anna Wise backing on vocals and Terrence Martin delivers on sax, along with a cast of awesome.  No one does it better.  And of course Colbert opens with his usual hilarious interview/speech of the artist.  Now THAT’S entertainment!  Watch the performance followed by the interview below.

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