Much has been said about Kendrick Lamar’s lyrical prowess, willingness to give others creative control, and flair for great music videos. But all of these qualities overshadow how good a performer he is. He’s dismantled every late night stage he’s graced. And now just ahead of what will most likely be another great performance for the books on Fallon today, Pitchfork has shared previews of his 13-song Austin City Limits set airing this Saturday. The set mixes songs from Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City and To Pimp A Butterfly, and the previews feature TPAB’s “Wesley’s Theory” and “Hood Politics,” two songs that don’t receive the stage treatment from Lamar often. K-Dot does not disappoint. Watch the previews below and check out his performance of “i” at Rolling Stone.
“Swimming Pools (Drank)”
“Trick Don’t Kill My Vibe”
“The Blacker The Berry”
Kendrick will perform live on The Tonight Show today, 1/7. His ACL episode airs Saturday, 1/9 on PBS.