Kendrick Lamar performs on back of moving truck around LA and gets shut down by police – watch

The rapper performed with a live band at West Hollywood's Sunset Strip

Kendrick Lamar made an impromptu performance last night (March 24) on the back of a moving truck around LA.

As Hiphop DX report, Lamar announced the surprise concert via Twitter, writing: “9pm. meet me here. 8950 Sunset Blvd. 930pm. meet me here. 8466 Melrose Ave”.

The website reports: “A crowd subsequently gathered at the empty lot along West Hollywood’s famous Sunset Strip where fans were met with gusting winds, police on BMW motorcycles and a gaggle of people wearing TDE sweatshirts.”

“Soon thereafter, an 18 wheeler with a flat bed filled of musicians moved in amongst the crowd. It lit up to reveal Kendrick Lamar with a live band, first starting out by playing “Money Trees” and then moving into other songs from good kid, m.A.A.d city. With #GetPumped sprawled along the side of the truck, reports that the concert was in conjunction with Reebok’s #GetPumped campaign.”

“The semi then moved out onto Sunset Boulevard heading East as fans ran behind the moving truck as police, camera men and TDE personnel followed. The concert culminated at 8466 Melrose Ave.”

Check out videos and photos from the free show below.

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Hayley Williams of Paramore later tweeted: “Why am I not currently in Los Angeles just blindly following the Kendrick Lamar party truck to the ends of the earth?”

The Compton rapper topped last week’s UK Albums Chart with his new record ‘To Pimp A Butterfly’. Lamar released the LP a week earlier than expected on March 16. The album was originally due for release on March 23 but was made available early on iTunes and Spotify.

‘To Pimp A Butterfly’ is the follow-up to 2012’s ‘Good Kid, MAAD City’. Speaking in a recent interview about the album, Lamar said the music ranges from “the intensely personal to the swaggeringly aggressive”.

Lamar knocked Sam Smith’s ‘In The Lonely Hour’ from the Number One spot, pipping the singer to the top of the chart by just 572 sales.