Kendrick Lamar announces livestreamed New York show

The gig takes places tomorrow (Friday 16) in Brooklyn

Kendrick Lamar has announced a surprise show in New York.

The gig, which takes place tomorrow night (Friday 16) at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, will be livestreamed for free on Lamar’s official Facebook page. It begins 9pm EST, 2am GMT.

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Last week, Lamar’s labelmate Ab-Soul revealed that the ‘To Pimp a Butterfly’ rapper has been working on music with J. Cole.

In an interview on US radio show The Breakfast Club, he confirmed the pair have been recording together, saying: “There is a Kendrick/Cole album. They got it. They got something in the works. They been working on that motherfucker for awhile.”

Lamar is also rumoured to be one of the headliners at next year’s Coachella festival along with Beyonce, Radiohead.

The Compton rapper has performed twice at the Californian festival. In 2012, he appeared on-stage together with Ice Cube and later joined Dr Dre and Snoop Dogg for their headline set.

Earlier this year, Lamar said that he was still in the planning stage of his next album.

“I have ideas, and I have a certain approach. But I want to see how it manifests. I want to put all the paint on the wall and see how that goes,” he said in an interview with producer Rick Rubin for GQ.

The rapper followed 2015’s acclaimed ‘To Pimp A Butterfly’ with the stopgap release ‘Untitled Unmastered’ release in March, which consisted of demos and improvised songs from the ‘To Pimp A Butterfly’ sessions.