Watch Kendrick Lamar Debut A New Song During Live TV Performance

Plus Kendrick talks being a writer, not a rapper.


Kendrick Lamar debuted a new song, never heard before, last night (Tuesday 16th December) during a live performance on US TV.

The Compton rapper appeared on the show 'Colbert Report' during its last week running, as its last music guest and decided to use the occasion for something special. 

Before he performed, Kendrick spoke about thinking of himself as a writer rather than a rapper. "I pride myself on that" he said. "It's more storytelling than actually rhyming words together."

Wearing his hair in dreadlocks, Kendrick sung the untitled song with help from Bilal, Thundercat, Anna Wise and Terrace Martin.

"What the black man say?/ Tell 'em we don't die, we don't die, we multiply" Kendrick raps over the saxophone. 

Watch the full interview and performance above (the performance begins at the four-minute mark).

Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar performing on stage Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar is an award-winning American rapper and songwriter. His innovative, thought-provoking lyrics and classic Hip-Hop sound have earned him worldwide critical acclaim, and he is notable for working closely with legendary producer Dr Dre.

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