Kendrick Lamar Performs New Song on ‘The Colbert Report’ [VIDEO]
Kendrick Lamar appeared on ‘The Colbert Report’ Tuesday (Dec. 16) and performed a new song for the talk show’s finale week.
With the show's last episode set for Thursday (Dec. 18), the Compton rhymer was honored with being the final musical guest. Dressed in all black and wearing his hair in dreads, K.Dot performed the powerful track ‘Untitled’ with his eclectic band, which featured bassist Thundercat, saxophonist Terrace Martin and vocalists Bilal and Anna Wise.
Lamar seems to be rapping about history and the tireless fight for freedom and expression.
“Holla at what you do, what you say / I shall enjoy the fruits of my labor if I get free today,” he sings, before ending it with the statement, “Tell 'em we don't die / Tell 'em we don't die / We multiply.”
After the performance, Lamar chopped it up with Colbert on a myriad of topics including his music and why he prefers to be called a writer instead of a rapper.
Meanwhile, Kendrick Lamar is the cover star of XXL magazine's Winter 2014 issue, which is on newsstands now.