Sees the rapper riding through the streets of Compton
Jasmine Cowler

08:57 2nd April 2015

Kendrick Lamar has released the video for 'King Kunta', from his hugely successful album To Pimp A Butterfly. Check it out below. 

Releasing the summery new video last night in New York, it premiered exclusively on the Beats by Dre billboard at 46th and Broadway in Times Square.

The video was directed by Director X and filmed in various locations around Compton where Kendrick grew up, including his neighbourhood mini-mart and home.

Check out his celebration of Compton below

Kendrick also revealed that he's been in the studio with Prince after being in Minnesota together last October.

“We was vibing, but we was pressed, man." Kendrick said, revealing they unfortunately didn't have time to complete a whole song. “I didn’t trip over getting a song done. I really appreciate the actual game he was giving...He took control of his music. He was breaking down some things that I need to consider in my career. Just really taking control of your creativity.”

Kendrick will play Wireless Festival in London this summer.

Details are as follows:

Friday 3 July
Drake, A$AP Rocky, Major Lazer, Labrinth, Nero, Duke Dumont, PartyNextDoor, Joey Bada$$, Maverick Sabre, Duke Dumont, Partynextdoor, Fuse ODG, Krept & Konan, ILoveMakonnen, G-Eazy, Travi$ Scott, Ms Dynamite, Jermain Jackman, Collie Buddz, Little Simz and OCD, Moosh & Twist.

Saturday 4 July
Avicii, Kendrick Lamar, Knife Party, Mary J Blige, Robin Schulz, Tinashe, Childish Gambino, Gorgon City, Jess Glynne, MNEK, Netsky, Tinashe, Raleigh Ritchie, Indiana, Stormzy, Raleigh Ritchie.

Sunday 5 July
David Guetta, Nicki Minaj, Jessie J, Clean Bandit, Stromae, Rae Sremmurd, August Alsina, Wretch 32, Charli XCX, Jaden and Willow Smith, Grandmaster Flash, Arrested Development, Logic, Pusha T, George The Poet.

Tickets are now on sale. For tickets see below.

Issue Two of the Gigwise Print magazine is on sale now! Buy it here.


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