Rapper is up for 11 Grammy nominations
Kendrick Lamar revealed a new song on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last night (January 7).
The rapper performed the track ‘Untitled 2’. You can watch footage of the performance below.
Lamar also did an interview with Fallon where they discussed playing video games as kids and his recent album ‘To Pimp A Butterfly’.
Kendrick previously performed an untitled (and still unreleased) track on The Colbert Report.
He was recently nominated for 11 Grammy Awards ahead of this year’s LA ceremony.
The rapper, whose album ‘To Pimp A Butterfly’ was voted Number Two in NME’s Albums Of The Year poll for 2015, is up for album of the year and song of the year for ‘Alright’.
His other nominations include best rap album, rap performance, pop duo/group performance for ‘Bad Blood’ with Taylor Swift and dance recording for ‘Never Catch Me’ with Flying Lotus. He’s nominated twice for both best rap song with ‘Alright’ and for co-writing Kanye West’s ‘All Day’, as well as best music video.
“It’s a testimony to his artistry,” Recording Academy CEO Neil Portow said of Lamar’s nominations. “He’s someone that’s very serious about his art and about his craft, and has been working it for quite some time. And this is one of those instances where the work pays off.”
Lamar also recently poked fun at rumours suggesting he and fellow rapper Schoolboy Q had been involved in a physical fight.
Rumours about a “scuffle” between the pair circulated online with Anthony Tiffith, CEO of Lamar’s label Top Dawg Entertainment, responding to one fan on Twitter and saying the matter was “Just family having a minor disagreement. Nothing serious.”
However, more people came forward to claim that they had footage of this supposed clash. This led to Tiffith posting a video of both artists poking fun at the speculation.