Kendrick Lamar capped off the third night of the Yasalam F1 concert series at this weekend’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix with a stunning performance of some of his greatest hits.
On Saturday (November 19), pg.Lang MC performed at the Formula 1 (F1) motor racing event at the Etihad Park arena as part of its star-studded concert series after the racewhich featured exclusive performances from artists such as Usher, UK rapper DaveEDM giants Swedish House Mafia and rock legends Def Leppard.
In addition to performing hits from his latest Grammy-nominated album, Sir. Moral & The Big Steppers, including “N95” and “Count Me Out,” Kendrick Lamar also served up spectacular live renditions of records like his DAMN. the hymn “Humble,” and Good kid, MAAD City classic “Money Trees”, among other.
In addition, Dave delivered a blistering performance Thursday (November 17) of his global smash “Clash,” while Atlanta R&B maven Usher also graced the stage that same day, performing a medley of hits that included his 1997 My way album “Nice & Slow,” and his 2017 “Party” collaboration with Chris Brown and Gucci Mane.
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While this marks Kendrick Lamar’s first-ever performance at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Hip Hop and R&B has apparently become a main attraction at the popular F1 tailgate concert series, with J. Cole perform at the event in 2019 and The Weeknd graces the same stage the following year.
Kendrick Lamar’s recent performance in Abu Dhabi adds another emphatic and electric layer to the globe-trotting campaign he embarked on in July in support of his album, which he refers to as “reward to mankind.”
While headlining Glastonbury Festival earlier this year in June, K. Dot took the internet by storm wearing a Tiffany and Co. crown of thorns worth 3 million dollarshe also made a powerful plea for women’s rights just days after the US Supreme Court controversially overturned Roe vs. Wadedeprive women of their constitutional right to abortion.
Kendrick Lamar too performed an intimate performance for JAY-Z and Beyoncé in New York August last year and followed up in October with his performance at the Accor Arena in Paris, which was also streamed live by Amazon Music.
Meanwhile, Kendrick Lamar was recently named among the artists who lead 2023 Grammy Awards Nominations.
Two of the eight nominations he received in various categories include an Album of the Year nod for his beloved Sir. Morality and the great steppes album, and Song of the Year recognition for his empathetic record “The Heart Pt. 5,” which includes a serious tribute to the late Los Angeles rapper Nipsey Hussle.