Brooklyn, NY – Kendrick Lamar treated JAY-Z, Beyoncé and others to an intimate performance in Brooklyn, New York on Saturday night (August 6).
Just hours after entertaining a sold-out crowd at the Barclays Center on his Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers Tour, Kendrick took his talents to Dumbo House, a swanky, members-only club overlooking the East River.
There, he hung out with the Carters, as well as his cousin and collaborator Baby Keem, longtime manager Dave Free and pgLang signee Tanna Leone.
Kendrick Lamar also pulled up a chair and graced the mic to deliver an impromptu set alongside a keyboardist and bass player.
A video posted on Free’s Instagram Story captured the Compton native performing “The Heart Part 5” and thanking Hov for letting him borrow his line, “I do this for my culture” — from his 2001 The Blueprint hit “Izzo (H.O.V.A.)” — free of charge.
“Hov, good looking out for clearing that muthafucking line,” K. Dot said while looking in JAY-Z’s direction in the audience. “You ain’t never charged me for no muthafucking line, dawg. I really appreciate that shit.”
Kendrick Lamar also kicked it with JAY-Z and Beyoncé at the latter’s Club Renaissance party in NYC on Friday night (August 5), which celebrated the release of her latest album Renaissance.
Other famous faces on the guest list included Donald Glover, Janelle Monáe, Chloe Bailey, Leonardo DiCaprio, Tyler Perry, Trevor Noah, La La Anthony and Beyoncé’s mother, Tina Knowles.
Questlove, who was also in attendance, gushed over the event on Twitter.
“Don’t even know if I’m allowed to say it but I literally watched an entire club LOSE IT,” he wrote. “Renaissance played from start to finish 3 times. It’s creator more hyped seeing the culmination of ALOT of hard work. I mean maybe I had the Low End Theory memorized by days end. But man.”
He added: “I never seen nothin like this. Like I dunno if I even want her to tour this jawn or throw an immaculate dance a thon in which people will just perform the lp for her.”
Kendrick Lamar’s Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers Tour — supporting his latest album of the same name — takes over the UBS Arena in Long Island, New York on Sunday night (August 7) before heading southwest to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Tuesday (August 9).
The Pulitzer Prize-winner posted a cluster of photos from the early stages of the tour on Instagram earlier this week, while reflecting on his long-awaited return to the stage.
“ill never forget the process of falling in love with imperfection,” he wrote in part. “the piano. my fans. the stories of reconciliation i hear from penitentiaries to small villages. Some words will find you today. Some will find you in 10. find your children type shit. sitting in the corner like an old book.”