Kendrick Lamar brings his “Poetic Justice” and unique hip-hop rhymes to UNC Charlotte’s Halton Arena on April 10. Doors open at 7 p.m. Special guest to be announced.
Tickets go on sale March 12 at 10 a.m. at the Arena Ticket Office or online at www.ticketreturn.com.
Ticket prices start at $15 for UNC Charlotte students (limit two tickets per University ID) and $22 for faculty, staff and the general public. The Ticket Office is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for walk-up sales and can be reached at 704-687-4949.
Lamar recently performed on the Jan. 26 episode of Saturday Night Live hosted by Adam Levine. His latest album, critically-acclaimed "good kid, m.A.A.d City," just went gold. Dubbed the 25-year old "New King of the West Coast," Lamar is currently performing in Europe and will return to continue his tour in the U.S. in late February.
Growing up in Compton, California, 25-year-old Lamar, formerly known as K. Dot, was exposed to a harsh lifestyle commonly adopted in the inner city. Fortunately, with the wisdom from his father, Lamar had a balance in his life that many of his childhood peers were missing. It is this balance that is responsible for his untold story of "Good Kid, Mad City," the life of young black males trying to escape the influences of Compton.
During his upbringing, Lamar was surrounded by an eclectic range of music. Lending his ear to R&B masters such as the Isley Brothers as well as Hip-Hop legends like Tha Dogg Pound helped prepare him for a future career in the music industry.
At age 16 Lamar released his first mixtape Y.H.N.I.C., creating a buzz in his hometown and garnering the attention of TopDawg Entertainment's CEO. From then on, Lamar worked to perfect his skill under TopDawg, releasing four new projects in a five year span; Training Day, No Sleep Till NYC, The Kendrick Lamar EP and his most recent project The Kendrick Lamar OD which received praise from some of the most respected online music sources.
Additionally, Lamar has released multiple tracks under the group name Black Hippy with fellow TopDawg counterparts Jay Rock, Schoolboy Q and Ab-Soul. Through these efforts Kendrick was able to showcase his unparalleled ability and humorous word play.
Lamar has worked with a wide range of respected music vets such as The Game, Lil Wayne, Snoop Dogg, Little Brother, Jay Rock, DJ Quik, Scott Storch and Cool & Dre. He is currently working on his debut album, and alongside legendary producer Dr. Dre on his highly anticipated upcoming release Detox.
For more information about tickets to Kendrick Lamar’s Apr. 10 performance in UNC Charlotte’s Halton Arena, call 704-687-4949 or visit http://haltonarena.com.
For more information on Kendrick Lamar, visit http://kendricklamar.org or find Kendrick on Facebook athttp://www.facebook.com/KendrickLamarmusic.