Lamar brings ‘good kid’ to Blaisdell Arena
HONOLULU PULSE STAFF / firstname.lastname@example.org
Rapper Kendrick Lamar, who made headlines for not winning a Grammy Award at last month’s ceremony in Los Angeles, will appear in concert at 7:30 p.m. March 8 at Blaisdell Arena.
Many music critics feel Lamar’s acclaimed debut album, “good kid, m.A.A.d. city,” deserved the award for Best Rap Album, a trophy that went to Macklemore and Ryan Lewis.
(Even Macklemore agreed, texting Lamar shortly after the Jan. 26 Grammys that the Compton rapper was “robbed” and that he had wanted to dedicate his award to him.)
Kendrick, a protege of Dr. Dre, performed at the Grammy ceremony with Imagine Dragons.
“Good kid, m.A.A.d. city” ended up on many best-of-2013 lists.
“Displaying the limitless ambition of a young RZA or Kanye West, this much-anticipated, Dr. Dre-sanctified release is a cinematic concept album stuffed full of examples of the Los Angeles rapper’s versatility, creativity and willingness to take chances most other rappers would blanche at,” said Associated Press music critic Chris Talbott.
His Honolulu appearance is being presented by DIGS Hawaii, Tantriq Entertainment, Dirty Pigeon and M Nightlife. Tickets are priced from $55 to $150 and are available at ticketmaster.com, TicketMaster outlets and the Blaisdell box office.