Watch Kendrick Lamar and ScHoolboy Q on ‘The Arsenio Hall Show’
Two members of the Black Hippy squad made their way to the set of the newly revived ‘The Arsenio Hall Show’ last night for a performance and a quick interview.
Up first on the show was Kendrick Lamar, who sat down with Hall to reminisce on his days as a youngster. He reflects on how his father spotted Dr. Dre and 2Pac at the Compton Swap Meet where they were filming the classic video for ‘California Love.’
Lamar got scooped up by his pops and the two went down to the shoot, which the rapper admits was inspirational. That fact becomes apparent when he notes that he told Dre 15 years later that he was one of the little kids watching the video shoot.
That wasn’t it for the Compton, Calif. native, however, because he later took the stage to perform high-energy cut ‘m.A.A.d. city’ for the studio audience. Well, he only did the first part of the track and without ScHoolboy Q handling the “YAWK!” ad libs. As anyone who listened to Lamar’s ‘good kid, m.A.A.d. city’ knows, the song transitions into a G-funk banger featuring MC Eiht about halfway through. Even with those omissions, this was still a solid performance.
The same goes for Q, who received some help from this TDE brethren (and live band) during the performance of his latest single ‘Collard Greens.’ The funky and blunted ‘Oxymoron’ track truly comes to life here and will hopefully start getting the push it deserves if ScHoolboy can land some more late-night appearances. Let’s make it happen.