Kendrick Lamar – The Pop Out; Set List, Guests, Highlights

A show of West Coast unity...

Kendrick Lamar hosted his surprise show The Pop Out at the Forum in Los Angeles last night (June 18th).

The rapper has dominated pop culture discourse this summer, with his Drake beef producing international headlines. Social media remained glued to the sparring match, with a majority of onlookers going for a K Dot knockout.

Kendrick’s victory lap took the form of a surprise show, with The Pop Out boasting a star-studded cast. Opening with ‘Euphoria’ the set moves across his catalogue, including early cuts like ‘Swimming Pools’ and anthems such as ‘DNA’.

‘6:16 In LA’ was aired for the first time, while Kendrick Lamar’s Drake-baiting smash hit ‘Not Like Us’ was aired five times – with the crowd left to rap it back to the Compton artist.

Here is the set list in full:

• Euphoria
• DNA.
• ELEMENT.
• ALRIGHT
• SWIMMING POOLS
• MONEY TREES
• WIN
• KING’S DEAD
6:16 IN LA
• COLLARD GREENS
• THAT PART
• KING KUNTA
• M.A.A.D. CITY
• HUMBLE.
• LIKE THAT
• STILL D.R.E
• CALIFORNIA LOVE
• NOT LIKE US

The Pop Out is a real moment in hip-hop history, with Kendrick Lamar uniting different generations of West Coast rap. Dr. Dre appeared onstage –

While the combination of Kendrick, Ab-Soul, Schoolboy Q, and Jay Rock sent the Forum crowd into raptures –

Kendrick Lamar’s epic ‘King Kunta’ was a huge highlight for the capacity audience –

While in a surprise move Tyler, the Creator emerged to delight the crowd:

The finale was a five-time performance of ‘Not Like Us’, with Kendrick Lamar running the track back so the crowd could take control –

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