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A new set of visuals from Pat’s Cheez N Dope tape, which is out now. Props to TNT.
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K.Dot performs “Swimming Pools (Drank)” live on Générations radio in Paris.
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Remember when Kendrick Lamar was just considered an underground rapper? The secret has been out about the Compton rapper’s rhyme talents, and last night he was the musical guest on Saturday Night Live, performing ”Swimming Pools (Drank)” and “Poetic Justice.”
After a quick intro from host Adam Levine of Maroon 5, while rocking all black (including a black bubble vest and “Compton” skully), Kendrick jumped into a performance of “Swimming Pools (Drank)” backed by a live band and DJ. When he returned to perform ”Poetic Justice” he removed the winter gear and rocked a black t-shirt and gold chain while performing the Scoop DeVille produced song, without its featured guest Drake.
No coincidence or surprise in the song selection. Both are from his critically acclaimed debut album good kid, m.A.A.d. city. The T-Minus produced ”Swimming Pools (Drank)” was recently certified platinum. As for the Janet Jackson sampling “Poetic Justice,” Lamar hopes to get Michael Jackson’s sister to appear in the video to make the cypher complete.
While in New York, the former K. Dot swung through Funkmaster Flex’s show on Hot 97 and dropped a mean freestyle over some classic instrumental.
Watch Kendrick Lamar perform ”Swimming Pools (Drank)” below and “Poetic Justice” on the next page.
Kendrick Lamar made his SNL debut tonight and hit the stage with a live band to perform “Swimming Pools (Drank)” and “Poetic Justice”. He also appeared in The Lonely Island’s new SNL Digital Short titled “YOLO”.
Over 1,000,000 units have been poured up for Kendrick Lamar, as his lead single “Swimming Pools (Drank)” has gone platinum.
The Interscope/TDE rapper adds another plaque to his growing collection after his debut album, good kid, m.A.A.d. city was certified gold earlier this year after selling over 500,000 units.
K.Dot’s single has been a slow burner after it was released last summer to modest reviews, it has grown in popularity and has now been serviced to Top 40 radio, currently sitting at #21 on Billboard Hot 100. “Swimming Pools (Drank)” is Lamar’s first Platinum plaque in his career.
Kendrick’s follow-up single will be the Drake-assisted “Poetic Justice” that is hoping to feature Janet Jackson in the video, who is sampled throughout the song. Currently, Kendrick is touring London and promoting his latest album and R&R Productions got up with K.Dot as he was performing in the Hammersmith Apollo.
In this video, Kendrick narrates his experience across the pond and speaking on just how far he’s come using just his worth to connect with a world of people. Cool stuff.
Check out the video and congratulations are in order to K.Dot for his accomplishments.
According to Chart News, Kendrick Lamar’s single “Swimming Pools (Drank)” has surpassed the one million sales milestone, landing the Compton rapper his first platinum record.
US digital sales: @kendricklamar’s Swimming Pools (Drank) tops the 1 million mark. It’s his 1st million-seller.
— Chart News (@chartnews) January 23, 2013
The single originally dropped back in July of last year as one of the standout tracks on his debut album good kid m.A.A.d. city, and now it has earned K. Dot a new plaque. Here’s to hoping the album will also reach the one million mark soon, as we’ve already reported it going gold back in December. We’d like to send out our congratulations to Mr. Lamar and his TDE family on the success. good kid m.A.A.d. city is available for purchase now, and you can grab your copy by clicking here.
With his debut LP finally in stores (and iTunes) today, Kendrick continues his promo rounds with a late night visit to the Conan show with a performance of his lead single, “Swimming Pools (Drank).” 3030FM.
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It’s been a huge day for Kendrick Lamar. To start it off, he performed on a double-decker bus outside of the Lakers game last night and caused a mob that had to be shut down by authorities. Then, his major label debut album, good kid, m.A.A.d city, hit retailers. After garnering wide praise by fans and critics alike all day, Kendrick went to where it all started—his hometown of Compton—to sign copies of his LP at the local Best Buy. But before heading down there, he stopped by Conan to bless the stage with his single, “Swimming Pools (Drank),” to air later on in the night for television audiences. Now, we’ve received the footage of the performance. Press play up top to check it out, and of course, get your copy of good kid, m.A.A.d city now over at iTunes or Target via Top Dawg Entertainment/Aftermath/Interscope Records.
Honors where honors are due. Following a huge buzz this year, Kendrick Lamar takes home the “Lyricist of the Year” award at this year’s BET Hip Hop Awards. The Compton native sure knows how to be say ‘Thank You’ as he performed his hits “The Recipe” and “Swimming Pools (Drank)” live on stage. Just another reason for you to be on the lookout for one of this year’s most anticipated hip-hop albums, good Kid, m.A.A.d. City, due October 22. Congratz and HiiiPoWeR!
Backed by the legendary Roots crew, King Kendrick made his late night television debut on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon performing “Swimming Pools (Drank)” which will appear on his upcoming major label debut LP, good kid, m.A.A.d city which is scheduled to hit shelves October 22nd.
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