Few artists in recent memory have been so roundly praised by music fans and critics alike as rapper Kendrick Lamar. The man has found the winning formula. He has gone from big selling album to sold out concert to a ton of Grammy nominations and a few wins over the past twelve months. Now he can pretty much do as he pleases.
The words “genius” and “best rapper of his generation” are words that have been tossed around in regards to Kendrick Lamar. An investigation was undertaken. I am back with the results and I concur with both statements. The guy oozes talent, does his own thing, will be setting trends within the rap world, and is a master with beats and words. He manages to be political without detracting from the music (take notes Bono). Maybe Kendrick Lamar is this generation’s Chuck D. His rhymes are so fresh and his command of the English language so strong that it is breathtaking at times. Kendrick is powerful, poetic and complex all at the same time. This guy is redefining what the genre is and leaving it better than he found it.
-Date: August 24, 2017
-Venue: Bell Centre
-Ticket Purchase: www.evenko.ca
-Ticket Prices: $68.25, $89.75, $122.25, $175.25 (plus handling charges)
-Show Time: 7:30 p.m.
-Opening Acts: YG and D.R.A.M.