Those who caught him on Saturday Night Live or the Late Show with David Letterman will agree that Kendrick Lamar is one of the most dynamic rappers one can see in concert, thanks in part to his live band. This year, the man whose album Good Kid, M.A.A.D City earned rave reviews hits the road with the crew that gave him his start -- Black Hippy, the hip-hop collective featuring rappers Ab-Soul, Jay Rock, and Schoolboy Q. Fans get a whopping 60 opportunities to see Lamar this year with 23 headlining shows, 15 U.S. festivals, and 22 international festivals all on the schedule.

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