Kendrick Lamar from Compton, California sold out Sentrum Scene in Oslo not long ago, and got raving reviews all over the board after a strong show. We’re proud to announce that he’ll be coming back to Oslo in August, to play at the festival.
KENDRICK LAMAR (US) Thursday 8 August
Kendrick Lamar’s album good kid, m.A.A.d city was an instantly acclaimed best seller, which went straight in at number two on the US album chart last fall. good kid, m.A.A.d city is Lamar’s first album for a big label and it became the best-selling album by a new male artist in the United States in 2012. He has worked with the likes of Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, J Cole and Pharrell Williams. He receives as much praise from fans and media as he does from fellow musicians.
The album good kid, m.A.A.d was ‘best new music’ in Pitchfork:
– …the miracle of this album is how it ties straightforward rap thrills– dazzling lyrical virtuosity, slick quotables, pulverizing beats, star turns from guest rappers– directly to its narrative.
Spin described Lamar’s musical universe in this way:
– Lamar has crafted an appropriately jittery epic about the endless stress of growing up in Compton. His internal dialogues splatter across multiple musical movements as peer pressure suffocates and gangs wage war and lovers quarrel and alcohol intoxicates and friends die and mothers nag.
On Thursday the 8th of august he will play on our main stage in the park. He will prove why he is one of the most talked about young solo artist from the United States right now, regardless of style or genre.