BEST: Kendrick Lamar Takes "Mask Off"
When Kendrick Lamar made a surprise appearance and saved Future's typically lackluster performance of "Mask Off (Remix)" with a flurry of knotted verses, it marked the second year in a row that he has done quietly impressive yeoman's work. (Last year, he and Beyoncé dazzled with their stellar, rain-soaked rendition of "Freedom.") Give him credit: while Kanye West couldn't be bothered to show up and support Mary J. Blige on their "Love Yourself" duet (A$AP Rocky lent his remix verse instead), Kendrick remains the humblest of superstars, ready to support his fellow artists, and steal a bit of the spotlight in the process. –MR