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Kendrick Lamar Leaves Drake at Home for Thrilling, Sax-Backed ‘Kimmel’ Set

kendrick lamar, jimmy kimmel live!

Kendrick Lamar laid down a cleaned-up rendition of “Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe” and a Drake-less version of “Poetic Justice” on a Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night (March 28), in ongoing promotion of his insta-classic good kid, m.A.A.d. cityLamar’s fierce appearances on Letterman and Saturday Night Live helped the Compton prince nab the title of SPIN’s Real Hottest MC in the Game (dropping our favorite hip-hop album of 2012 didn’t hurt, either), but if these thrilling, saxophone-assisted outdoor performances are any indication of what to expect from Kendrick’s packed festival schedule, the 25-year-old can bank on claiming another honorific: 2013 festival king.