This year's lineup included Jay Rock, Reason, Rich the Kid, and Kendrick Lamar, as well as surprise guest Travis Scott. The Houston rapper appeared on stage just hours before his ASTROWORLD Tour stop at Los Angeles' The Forum. Scott performed hits like "Sicko Mode" and the Kendrick-assisted "Goosebumps."
Those who attended this year's event were also blessed with free Nike x TDE Championship Tour merch.
The annual event went down at Nickerson Gardens, with free admission for those who donated unwrapped gifts. TDE co-president Dave Free spoke about the charity concert in a 2015 MTV interview, explaining why it was important to the citizens of Watts.
"In cities like Watts, Compton, and South Central, a lot of these kids don’t get to leave their neighborhoods," Free said. "They don’t get to go to these shows. They don’t have the resources, money or opportunities to be in these environments, to be submerged in music, culture and different elements. To me, that’s an important thing. That’s what I see in all these families, in their faces, that excitement.”
You can check out photos and video of TDE's 2018 Christmas concert/toy drive below.