Been waiting for Kendrick Lamar to return to the nation’s capital? Don’t worry, he’ll be back soon. With a co-sign from Dr. Dre and an overwhelmingly positive response to his latest project, Section.80, the Compton MC has become a prophet for the dysfunctional bastards of the Ronald Reagan era. His lyrics, both painfully honest and insightful, are matched by an aggressive rhyme style that put him at the forefront of hip-hop’s digital era. On August 12, he’ll lead a generation to bliss and disobedience at DC’s 9:30 Club.

The show, brought to you by DC to BC and The Great Progression, will also feature Lamar’s Black Hippy brethren ScHoolboy Q. Joining them will be Phil Ade, Phil Da Phuture and Ashton Travis. You can grab pre-sale tickets today for $25, or wait and pay $30 at the door. All ages are welcome, so come ready to experience the HiiiPower revolution.

Food for thought will be served, so bring a plate.

Kendrick Lamar
Friday, August 12
8 p.m.
9:30 Club
815 V St N.W., Washington, DC
Tickets $25 (advance), $30 (at the door)