Out of no where. Sold out shows across the country. No significant radio play. Only now they are starting to catch on. In this post record sales and post radio era, underground hip hop is just as popular as ever with a new generation.
Last night went off. Never have we scene the Enmore bounce like that with a crowd full of dedicated hip hop fans. Kendrick did a mix of both old and new material, which all went down amazingly and then ‘bam’ came out for a third encore. Massssiivvvveeee!
So good to see a young hip hop artist come out here, when they’re career is really popping, rather than wheeling out the same old geriatrics chasing 19 year old girls around the backstage.
Let us know what you think? Highlights? Who else do you want to see come out?
Listen: Kendrick Lamar – The Recipe (Black Hippy Remix)
Listen: Kendrick Lamar – Cartoons and Cereal
Listen: BJ the Chicago Kid – His Pain II ft Kendrick Lamar
Listen: DJ Khaled – They Ready ft J Cole, Kendrick Lamar & Big KRIT
When you were thinking all we get in Australia is has been 50 year old rappers. Kendrick Lamar gets announced. It is rare we get hip hop artists out here while their career is really popping. Maybe Australia is an after thought. Maybe it is too pricey and risky for promoters who find it hard to judge how popular they really are with no record sales and no national radio play. This one is definitely paying off though. Kendrick selling out his Sydney and Melbourne concert with in a number of hours and moving to a bigger venue. Here are the new dates.