Saturday was the second day of the Panorama Festival in New York City. 2016 marks the Coachella-offshoot's first year and organizers have gone all out to make a good impression on the city and the thousands of people who made the journey out to Randall's Island. The scorching performance by main stage headliner Kendrick Lamar last night went a long way to making that happen.
Kicking off his set with the song "Untitled 07" from his most recent release untitled unmastered., K. Dot wove together a show that spanned the entirety of his career and exemplified why he is considered by many to be one of the most important and exhilarating voices in rap music today. Performing in front of a truly massive video screen that King Kenny is rumored to have invested a cool quarter million of his own money into building, Lamar married his music with a stunning array of deep and eye-popping visuals.
Fans in attendance were completely blown away by the show and took to Twitter to voice their amazement.
While Panorama continues to try and get its footing in the face of attacks made by the other prominent New York City music festival also hosted on Randall's Island, Governor's Ball, who's cries of "market saturation" have resonated with some, Lamar's showing went a long way toward establishing the inaugural event as a can't-miss musical showcase.