Looking to enter 2013 the way he left 2012 Kendrick Lamar drops the video for 'Backseat Freestyle'. One of the many bangers on his stellar debut album 'good kid, m.A.A.d city', the black and white visual absolutely compliments Kendrick's ferocious flow as you're taken on a trip through his native Compton and end up with him in Paris - appropriately in front of the Eiffel Tower.
We're also introduced to a rather portly fellow who's exposing his gut in all it's heavenly glory (if Rick Ross can do it…) whilst smoking a blunt. We can only assume it's his father, or the person playing the role of his father, who can be hard on the album's skits asking K-Dot for his 'Damn dominos' - actual dominos, not Dominos Pizza's (cue more fat jokes). We're also introduced to another character from the album, the infamous Sherane in full booty-poppin'/skankin' glory. Props to Kendrick for being professional and not stealing a cheeky 3-second glance at her derrière.
This month Kendrick will touring the UK playing shows at:
14 - Vicar Street, Dublin
15 - O2 Academy, Newcastle
16 - O2 ABC, Glasgow
17 - HMV Ritz, Manchester
18 - HMV Institute. Birmingham
19 - O2 Academy, Bristol
20 - Hammersmith Apollo, London
Words by Jerry Gadiano