A week and a half ago, Kendrick Lamar released his new single “i,” and most of his fans have spent the past week trying to figure out whether the song is good or not. (Hint: Yes. It is. It’s good.) Last night, Kendrick was a surprise guest at Toronto’s We Day festival, where he performed the track live for the first time. And watching him do it, it turns out that the song is ideally suited to the live band that Kendrick has been using on tour lately. When you’re rapping in an arena, twisty and verbose raps can get lost, and this song represents a certain kind of adjustment. Watch a fan-made video below.
Kendrick Lamar may or may not have a new album out by year’s end. Fingers crossed.