Last night, Kendrick Lamar invaded Chi-Town and performed for a jam-packed Congress Theater crowd that was also treated to appearances from Kendrick's TDE Crew and Lupe Fiasco (hit the video to see Lupe co-sign Kendrick). Our own Bradley Murray captured the powerful moment on stage and more through the various photos you see above in the slideshow. Take a look and don't miss Kendrick Lamar when he comes to your city, and to stores on October 22nd with good kid, m.a.a.d. city.
In a red-carpet interview with MTV News, No I.D. & Malik Yusef address the Chief Keef/Lupe Fiascotwitter battle that happened on that day and the state of the Chicago hip hop scene as a whole. Both share great perspectives, with Malik stressing that Chief Keef is sharing his experience and that he grew up around a similar lifestyle at his age, and No I.D. talking about the big picture of lives at stake and that this goes beyond rap. This is a nice video and another positive piece to help improve things within our city.
Meanwhile, as far as a 'beef' between Chief Keef & Lupe, Lupe has been making clear, and once again last night at a live show, that there is no beef as he shouted out Chief Keef. I don't think anything will escalate; if anything, I can see Lupe talking more in depth about the situation and putting a positive perspective on it. So I doubt the story is going to go away completely, but it'll be all positive going forward.