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Kendrick Lamar ruled the Grammys last night with this intense performance

Kendrick Lamar Grammys 2016 Performance Video

Kendrick Lamar isn’t just someone who can crank out critically acclaimed albums from the comforts of the studio — he’s also an incredibly compelling live performer. At last night’s Grammys, Lamar showed off his performance skills with an intense performance of two tracks off his last album To Pimp a Butterfly, which won the Grammy for Best Rap Album and was nominated for Album of the Year.

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The performance began with Lamar dressed in prison garb and chained to several other performers who marched with him onto the stage. He then launched into a ferocious rendition of “The Blacker the Berry” before subtly transitioning to “Alright,” which was the biggest hit from To Pimp A Butterfly.

Lamar’s fellow musicians were positively blown away by the performance and they let him know it on Twitter:

And The Daily Show’s Trevor Noah gave Lamar very high praise while also ripping into Kanye West:

Check out a video of the full performance below. It really does live up to the hype.

Prior to joining BGR as News Editor, Brad Reed spent five years covering the wireless industry for Network World. His first smartphone was a BlackBerry but he has since become a loyal Android user.