Kendrick Lamar was in the building last Thursday for a special performance at The ILLMORE, and Complex TV and IllRoots caught up with him before he hit the stage for an exclusive interview, where he showed love to The ILLMORE and its "friends and family" vibe. Lamar also discussed his plans for after SXSW, saying he was going to hit the studio and "touch the mic just a little bit."

Watch the interview clip above, which also contains footage of Kendrick's house-shaking performances of "m.A.A.d. city" and "Backseat Freestyle."