Kendrick Lamar's Triumphant Return to New York

Rapper commands two back-to-back, sold-out shows at Roseland Ballroom
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Jessica Lehrman

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Off and Running

After Hot 97's Peter Rosenberg delivers his intro – "In my opinion, this is the greatest young artist doing this hip-hop thing right now!" – Kendrick Lamar storms the Roseland stage. The trademark nasal smirk from his record becomes a raspy growl as he powers through "Westside, Right on Time" and "Hol' Up" to set off the night.

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