Kendrick Lamar Premieres "Untitled" on "The Colbert Report"

Kendrick Lamar helps send off "The Colbert Report" with a world premiere.

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Stephen Colbert's satirical and hilarious look at America "The Colbert Report" is ending its run this week, and Kendrick Lamar is one of the special guests that have been tapped to help close out the show with a performance of his an unreleased song called "Untitled." As the final musical guest on the show, he does not disappoint as he is backed by a full band during the performance.

Starting off with a story about a girl, Kendrick touches on many different topics including the cost of fame. He raps at a slow pace, and towards the end begins rapping at a fever pitch, displaying his outrageous technical skill. The song, which is produced by French producer Astronote, is jazzy and gives off a Section.80 feel which is sure to make fans who were put off by "i" very relieved. Part of what made the performance so impactful was the incredible work of the band behind Kendrick, which included work from Thundercat, Terrace Martin and Bilal. No word yet on when we're going to get the full audio of this song, but hopefully it's sooner rather than later.

Watch the powerful performance for "Untitled" above.


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