Grammy-winning rapper Kendrick Lamar is set to bring his talent to the United Kingdom. The Top Dawg Entertainment standout and a few key hip-hop acts are headlining this summer’s Reading & Leeds Festival.
Early Tuesday (February 13), the annual festival’s social media page announced its hip-hop-infused rock weekend line-up.
This week, Lamar’s camp responded to a report about him allegedly forcing concertgoers to not record him during his DAMN. tour run.
Billboard reached out to K. Dot’s representatives and was informed that the story “isn’t true,” and that fans can continue to use their phones while at Lamar’s concerts. Recently, a slew of notable stars have been vocal and against the idea of fans using their cell-phones during their performances. Guns N’ Roses, Jarvis Cocker, Alicia Keys, and even the late Prince have previously shunned the concept of allowing show attendees to record their concerts. (Billboard)
Over the weekend, an overseas report claimed Lamar did not want anyone outside of his crew snapping pics or grabbing video of his performance.
After Jack White, the former White Stripes frontman, decided last month to stop the use of smartphones at gigs, hip-hop superstar Kendrick Lamar, who launched his European tour in Dublin last week, is the latest high-profile performer to attempt to take charge of his image in the face of modern technology. The Grammy-award winning rapper, who has collaborated on the soundtrack of the new Black Panther Marvel film, is not even letting professional photographers into the auditorium for this leg of his tour. (The Guardian)
This past Sunday, Kendrick reflected on putting together his jam-packed Black Panther The Album release.
Respect to all the artist/producers that allowed me to execute a sound for the soundtrack.
The concept of producing and composing a project other than my own has always been ideal
I appreciate the experience love ones
Continue to be great
— Kendrick Lamar (@kendricklamar) February 11, 2018