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THE LATE SHOW Ends Second Night with a Kendrick Lamar Medley

THE LATE SHOW Ends Second Night with a Kendrick Lamar Medley

Stephen Colbert seems determined to convince America that the real Colbert, not The Colbert Report‘s Colbert, has killer taste in music. His debut episode of The Late Show wrapped up with a Brittany Howard, Mavis Staples, Buddy Guy and a bunch of other music icons playing Sly & The Family Stone’s “Everyday People”, and on his second episode, Kendrick Lamar performed a medley of highlights from his 2015 album To Pimp A Butterfly. Check it out:

Lamar condensed “Wesley’s Theory”, “Momma”, “King Kunta” and “u” into a kinetic six minutes, which is all the more impressive considering all the extended silent pauses in “Momma”. It is a must-see performance  from one of the most prolific men in music today, and sure to solidify Colbert as a late night leader.

Lamar and Colbert go way back, or at least as far back as the closing days of The Colbert Report, when Lamar was the final musical guest to ever appear on the program in December 2014. He even gave Colbert a great scoop, performing a then-new, untitled song that doesn’t appear to have been recorded or released in any capacity, and—according to one of the track’s collaborators—will likely remain exclusive to that one Colbert Report performance.

As a side note, it looks like Lamar has a music video on the way for “Wesley’s Theory” according to an Instagram video that is captioned, “Yesterday was really fun working with #Icecube, #GeorgeClinton and #KendrickLamar for his new music video #WesleyTheory”:

Are you a fan of Lamar’s? Name your favorite track in the comments below.


HT: Uproxx
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