Kendrick Lamar Opens 2015 BET Awards with Powerful Performance of “Alright”

Last night Los Angeles’ very own Kendrick Lamar opened the 2015 BET Awards at the Microsoft Theater in his hometown with a rousing and politically charged performance of his latest single, “Alright,” off his critically acclaimed sophomore album, To Pimp a Butterfly.  Which was released this earlier this year.

Standing above a graffiti-embossed police car that had TDE spray painted on it and a gigantic tattered American flag, which flanked over it, K-Dot let the big guns out for the highly energetic performance.  As his backup dancers, who break-danced in TDE tees with waving flags hoped from the stage into the audience.  With Kendrick even adding a new verse before the end of the performance.

An anticlimactic performance of sorts with all the problems a lot of the African American youth have experienced within the past year and quite fittingly the Compton bred emcee won the award for Best Male Hip-Hop Artist after the performance.  The performance can be seen below.