Straight outta Compton, California, rapper Kendrick Lamar takes the stage at 330 Ritch for the latest installment of Showtime at the Ritch this Sunday.


Hiii Power (Produced by J.Cole)

Kendrick is a new, talented conscious rapper on the scene. He relesead his self-titled EP in 2009, and spend much of 2010 on tour with independent artists Tech N9ne and Jay Rock on the Independent Grind tour.In 201,0Kendrick also released the highly anticipated project O(verly) D(edicated), which was well received by the blogsphere.

[audio:/files/2011/05/08-Ignorance-Is-Bliss.mp3] Kendrick Lamar  “Ignorance is Bliss”

He has confirmed to be on Dr. Dre’s long-awaited Detox album, and is linked to a collaboration project with Roc Nation’s J. Cole some time this year. According to Kendrick, his first studio album is 90% complete, and will be titled Section 80 with the first single titled “Hiii Power,”produced by J. Cole.

[audio:/files/2011/05/11-Average-Joe.mp3] Kendrick Lamar “Average Joe”

Catch Lamar along with Moe Green, Jay Ant, and Davinci at 330 Ritch on May 8th. Tickets are $15 available here.

Download Kendrick Lamar’s project O(verly) D(edicated) here.