Kendrick Lamar Shuts Down ‘The Colbert Report’ with Untitled Track

December 17, 2014 10:32 PM

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Last night while you were sleeping, Kendrick and what is best described as the neo-soul avengers helped send off The Colbert Report in epic fashion, as the show’s final musical guests. Backed by a band of musician’s musicians, including Flying Lotus protégé Thundercat on bass, Bilal and Sonnymoon’s Anna Wise on vocals, and Terrace Martin on sax, Kendrick debuted an “untitled” track that was the single greatest thing I’ve heard in music all year.

For the record, I’m not a Kendrick stan. I’m a stan of good music, who was admittedly more geeked at the mention of Thundercat and Bilal than Kendrick himself. But the fact that Kendrick, arguably one of the hottest rappers out right now, associates with these indie soul geniuses immediately tells m...

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