Kendrick Lamar Gives the First Ever Performance on Colbert’s Late Show & Tears It Down With FUNK (Video)

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As the new talk television season kicks into gear this week, morning, daytime, and evening shows are booking the elite guests in culture. As Stephen Colbert eases into the seat of “The Late Show,” one of the higher profile moves in media, he called upon Kendrick Lamar to stop by.

Just under six months removed from releasing To Pimp A Butterfly, K-Dot continues to use prime TV spots to show his fans and new audiences his range as a performer and how deep T.P.A.B. goes. On CBS last night (September 9), Kendrick and his band ramped up “Wesley’s Theory,” “Momma,” “U,” and “King Kunta.” A focused TDE star sported new corn-rows, and accentual lighting as he transitioned seamlessly from one song to the next. Is there a song on the album he won’t showcase?

“Wesley’s Theory,” the LP opener, could be a huge vehicle for its guests, George Clinton and Thundercat if in fact it is selected as the next single. One musical legend, another emerging sensation, both benefit from mainstream exposure, given their immense and colorful catalog.

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