The King of Hip Hop will soon be bringing more To Pimp A Butterfly to reality on one of the world’s grandest stages. The Compton MC will perform some of the cuts from his instant classic LP with the support amazingly from the National Symphony Orchestra, this shall be only be a one-night-only run at the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts in Washinton D.C.
According to Billboard rumors are that the concert shall take place on October 20th at 8 p.m it will mostly include selections from TPAB. The 96-member orchestra under the direction of Steven Reineke will support Kendrick.
Of course this is not Reineke’s first venture into hip-hop collaboration; the instrumentalist recently lead the NSO in the support of Nas during his Illmatic anniversary appearance at the Kennedy Center. Kendrick’s music, however, is an entirely different animal, and it’s a good bet that jazz musicians the likes of Thundercat, Bilal Robert Glasper, Terrace Martin, and others will be joining the MC on stage for this epic historic night.
Tickets go on sale for Kennedy Center members at 10 a.m. September 29th, and the general public will get their chance to snag a seat on September 30th. I wish I could attend this cannot wait to watch this online.