Watch: Kendrick Lamar Performs ‘Poetic Justice’ And ‘Swimming Pools (Drank)’ On ‘Saturday Night Live’


Earlier today we got to check out some of my fave skits from last night’s episode of Saturday Night Live, and it was definitely a good time. But the main reason I was excited about the episode was because Kendrick Lamar was performing! He rocked out to one of my fave tracks (from his debut album good kid, m.A.A.d. city) Poetic Justice, and he also performed Swimming Pools (Drank), which just went certified platinum. Between the controversy he stirred up with his last video, that Dido feature, and this SNL appearance– and the fact that his album is, actually, amazing– methinks the Compton rapper has arrived. Maybe he and Lady Gaga can make a [nother] song together now, lmao! Check out his low-key performance for Poetic Justice above, and click inside to see him turn things up a bit for Swimming Pools. And you can check out the lyrics to both songs at DirectLyrics.

Kendrick Lamar, Swimming Pools (Drank):