Kendrick Lamar to live stream his show in Paris this weekend
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Kendrick Lamar to live stream his show in Paris this weekend

Kendrick Lamar is to live stream his concert from ‘The Big Steppers Tour’ in Paris this weekend.

For the concert at the Accor Arena on October 22nd, Kendrick has teamed up with Amazon Music. Incidentally, the show also marks the 10th anniversary of his breakthrough album Good Kid, MAAd City. It will be broadcast at 2pm Eastern Time (7pm BST) and will be available to watch on Amazon Prime Video, the Amazon Music app and Twitch.

Tim Hinshaw, head of R&B and hip-hop for Amazon Music, said in a press statement via The Fader: “As a kid from the west side of Compton, hearing good kid, m.A.A.d city for the first time and seeing Kendrick’s journey from neighborhood hero to global superstar ignited a fire in me that I’m forever grateful for. It showed me that no matter where you start in life, hard work and dedication will put you where you hope and dream to be.”

Hinshaw added: “Now, 10 years later, it’s almost poetic that two kids from the same city with similar, but different dreams have landed in Paris to celebrate not just that record but Kendrick’s latest revolutionary album, ‘Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers’. We’re honoured to sponsor this tour and bring this show to fans around the world.”

Hip Hop Hero’s review of Kendrick’s new album reads: “On Mr. Morale and The Big Steppers, the rapper stakes his claim for being the most critical voice in music. Often, artists don’t receive the flowers they deserve while alive, we need only look at the other two names on our ‘sure thing’ list. But we are truly fortunate to live in the same era as Pulitzer Kenny.

“Lyrically, there is depth and nuance bursting out of every pore of the rapper’s fifth album, while Kendrick expertly travels in new territory on his most personal record to date. Rather than pointing the gun at society through his mercurial storytelling instincts, Dot delivers a steaming portion of himself on this album and paints the full portrait of his three-dimensional character.”