Watch Kendrick Lamar’s intimate New York gig

The rapper performed in Brooklyn on Friday night (December 16) for a live-streamed American Express gig

Kendrick Lamar‘s gig in New York City from last Friday is now available to watch online – see footage from the show below.

The Compton rapper performed in Brooklyn last week at the Music Hall of Williamsburg for an intimate show hosted by American Express, which was also live-streamed on Facebook Live.

After an opening DJ set from A Tribe Called Quest‘s Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Lamar – backed by his band, The Wesley Theory – delivered a set that drew primarily on material from 2012’s ‘good kid, m.A.A.d city’ and 2015’s ‘To Pimp A Butterfly’, including ‘Money Trees’ and ‘m.A.A.d City’ from the former and ‘Alright’ and ‘King Kunta’ from the latter work.

Lamar also invited a select number of fans to come up on stage during the show to perform freestyles, including one local NYC rapper who went by the name of Kemba. Lamar was so impressed with Kemba’s accomplished, A Capella bars that he proudly told the crowd: “Remember that motherfucking name – Kemba!”

Watch footage from the Facebook Live stream of the Kendrick Lamar gig, as well as footage of Kemba’s excellent freestyle, below.

Kendrick Lamar – Brooklyn. Watch my #AmexXKendrick show. | Facebook

Brooklyn. Watch my #AmexXKendrick show.

Lamar also performed on stage recently with The Weeknd. The pair ran through their ‘Starboy’ collaboration, ‘Sidewalks’, during The Weeknd’s LA show last Thursday (December 15). Watch footage of the two on stage together here.