Draped in a cream sweater, an unassuming Kendrick Lamar stepped in front of The Ellen DeGeneres Show audience and captivated them with his latest single "These Walls." Featuring Bilal and Anna Wise, the mid-tempo song is a stand-out from his album To Pimp A Butterfly, with its poignant social commentary and adept lyricism. The single also presents a strategic mix of hard lyrics and breezy instrumentals, which Kendrick beautifully illustrated with his unbreakable stance at the mic while dancers floated around the stage with their fluid dance moves. Kendrick was also joined by a live painter, who captured the dancers and later gifted Ellen with the final result. And if that wasn't enough, Kendrick's talent inspired Ellen to gift her entire audience with his latest album.
If you're itching to see Kendrick live and witness this magic for yourself, he'll be making his festival rounds this summer. Along with the Sweetlife Festival (DC), HOT 97 Summer Jam (NJ) and ESSENCE Music Festival (New Orleans), Kendrick will also headline the 2015 Life Is Beautiful Music & Art Festival this September in downtown Las Vegas with Stevie Wonder. You can visit Kendrick's Facebook page for his full tour schedule and ticket information. If it helps you make your decision, watch Kendrick's latest performance of "These Walls" right here.