Kendrick Lamar Steals The Show At The Grammys. Who Needs An Award? (Video)

So with controversy already in the air after some categorical losses early in the night, what would Kendrick Lamar do with his performance slot? The Compton, California good kid (with a reputation for competition) performed a Heads-approved album cut from his major label debut, “m.A.A.d city.” With Imagine Dragons backing K-Dot, as well as those ScHoolboy Q ad-libs Heads love, the record was a charged reminder of Hip-Hop that all generations can seemingly agree on. Meanwhile, Imagine Dragons transitioned into their own hit, “Radioactive.”

Although CBS’ editing and cameras were a lil’ overwhelmed, check this:

Moments after the performance, Interscope Records flooded iTunes with the official CDQ release for purchase:

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