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Kendrick Lamar’s ‘The Big Steppers’ Tour Pushes Boundaries in the Name of Hip Hop

5-years after the release of the Pulitzer Prize winning album, “Damn.”, and the production of the praised Black Panther soundtrack, rapper Kendrick Lamar is finally back on the stage and proving himself to be an unstoppable force in the world of hip hop.


Kendrick Lamar after a decade long career announced his final album produced with Top Dawg Entertainment back in 2021. Today, months after the release of “Mr Morale and the Big Steppers” and a month into tour, Lamar continues to push boundaries and demonstrate how far hip hop has come in his live performances.



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Kendrick Lamar in, “The Big Steppers Tour” performs more than just music, he tells a story. Lamar’s set opens with what seems to be a psychotherapists office. The audience watches the themes of “Mr Morale and the Big Steppers” unfold before them as Kendrick holds a ventriloquist dummy while performing “United in Grief”.


“I been goin’ through somethin’/Be afraid” says Lamar in the opening of the tour. He admits that he's purchasing luxury items and living a life of infidelity instead of coping in an effective manner. Lamar later admits that he is in therapy. As Kendrick is performing, the therapist can be heard the entirety of his performance for the song.


Kendrick Lamar’s tour isn’t just a show of him singing his most popular songs, he tells a story that is vulnerable and daring. The audience is watching this story be told before them and they enjoy every moment of it.


There is still time to see this performative art live. Tour dates and more information can be found at https://oklama.com/ .


Listen to “Mr Morale and the Big Steppers” on all streaming platforms now, and keep with Kendrick Lamar's incredible work by following his social media @kendricklamar.




Taylor Donohue

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